I have been looking to tell my story for quite some time. With the recent launch of Legends Only League and the excitement from fans following my return to the ring, now feels like the perfect moment.
I look forward to collaborating with Martin, Antoine, Jamie and the entire creative team to bring audiences a series that not only captures my professional and personal journey but also inspires and entertains. ~ Mike Tyson
The actor’s long-gestating drama about the boxer was previously planned as a film.
Antoine Fuqua has signed on to direct Jamie Foxx as controversial boxing legend Mike Tyson.
Moreover, the project, which has long been in the works as a movie, is now being shopped as an authorized limited series instead.
The series, which will “span the life” of Tyson, has another heavy hitter behind the camera: Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas) is on the executive producing team, marking Scorsese’s first return to the ring in a dramatic project since his iconic Oscar-winning film Raging Bull 41 years ago.