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Jamie Foxx to portray Mike Tyson in biopic

Jamie Foxx to portray Mike Tyson in biopic

Jamie Foxx poses for a portrait at the Crosby Street Hotel, in promotion of his role in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in New York. Photo: Associated Press/Dan Hallman/Invision

Actor Jamie Foxx is set to portray boxing legend Mike Tyson in a movie biopic after five years of preparation for the role.

The Django Unchained star spoke of his desire to step into the ring as the former world heavyweight champ as far back as 2009, and now Tyson has revealed the project is up and running and he hopes cameras will begin rolling by the end of 2015.

He is also hoping producers will use the latest computer technology to help Foxx appear the correct age as he portrays the fighter at various stages of his 58-bout career, and he will even serve as the actor’s personal trainer to help him achieve the correct level of fitness.

Tyson says, “Me and Jamie Foxx are in discussion, and we gonna do it (sic). Within a year to 18 months, we’re going to do the Mike Tyson story and he’s going to portray me, and now they have this new animation; because you know Jamie’s pretty much my age so he can’t portray me but they have this new system.”

In 2005, Foxx won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of blues musician Ray Charles in movie biopic Ray.

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