Martin Scorsese to direct Jamie Foxx in a Mike Tyson biopic?

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jamie-foxx-martin-scorsese-tysonHere’s a potentially interesting bit of news that seemed to come out of nowhere a few days ago. Apparently, not only is Jamie Foxx set to play Mike Tyson in a brewing biopic of the boxer that Terrence Winter of The Wolf of Wall Street and The Sopranos fame is penning, but according to reports the man at the helm of the project is said to be none other than Martin Scorsese. Obviously Scorsese created a classic boxing picture in Raging Bull, so the concept of Marty returning to the genre for a more modern sports biopic is an interesting one for sure. Plus, Scorsese and Winter together again has a nice ring to it as well for me. Realistically, Scorsese has a ton of other potential films ahead of this one on his docket, but if he does wind up getting around to it, Foxx makes an interesting choice for Tyson. We shall see what Scorsese does in the next few years once his next movie Silence comes out, but this is one to definitely keep our eyes on. Even without him. Foxx as Tyson is intriguing. I’m sure we’ll eventually see a Tyson biopic, so stay tuned on that front. If/when we know more about this collaboration, we’ll be sure to bring it to you…

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