Will Jamie Foxx finally get his wish to play Mike Tyson in a biopic? Well, maybe. If you’ve been following Foxx for the past few years, you’ve probably heard him mention this project multiple times. He’s been wanting to land this role for a long time.
And now it looks like everything might be coming together. A source claims Foxx has been in the gym training for the movie, and it hasn’t been going so well…
“Jamie went to a couple of sessions with his trainer in the gym for this movie. He looked quite good throwing a few jabs and crosses against the pads. But when he tried a bit of sparring, he didn’t fare so well. He took a couple of hooks and walked out. He knows if he wants to play Iron Mike then he needs to improve that side of his game.”
This project would reportedly be directed by Martin Scorsese, but we must warn you that in our professional opinion, this source sounds like he/she is full of sh*t.
I mean, they included this line in their report…
“Mike knows it is Jamie’s dream to play him and they have talked about gym work and how he could put him through his paces. The only thing is that if they go sparring and Mike connects, Jamie may never make any movie again.”
That doesn’t sound real at all. It sounds like someone was bored and hit up some tip line to spread lies. We’re not saying Foxx doesn’t want to play Tyson in a movie, ’cause it’s clear he does.
But is he actively training for it right now? Probably not. Doesn’t even sound like there’s a script.