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Team USA soccer star Jermaine Jones says he's got big plans when his playing days are over -- telling TMZ Sports he wants to start his very own sports agency ... a la Lil Wayne. Jones was out in L.A. -- riding on one of the cool Cam-Am 3-wheeled motorcycles (don't worry, he was wearing his helmet) -- when he told us he doesn't just want his future biz to focus on soccer ... but music and entertainment as well. »
- TMZ Staff
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- Taylor Ferber
Jamie Foxx may have met his next Oscar match. In a bit of Tko casting, the 46-year-old actor is attached to play Mike Tyson in an as-yet untitled biopic about the controversial and rather fascinating former heavyweight boxing champ being penned by Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter. Foxx's manager, Rick Yorn, is producing and has been instrumental in getting the project off the ground, according to Variety. While it's unclear as yet which areas of Tyson's life the film will focus on, the plot is rife with possibility, considering Tyson's triumph-and-tragedy-packed, rags-to-riches-to-prison-to-bankrupty-to-riches-to-pop-culture-infamy trajectory. Tyson himself brought his »
Jamie Foxx will likely weigh in as Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic about the legendary, notorious boxer, Variety reports. The as-yet-untitled film is being written by Terence Winter, who penned The Wolf of Wall Street and regularly contributed screenplays to The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire.
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While Foxx's role has yet to be officially confirmed, sources told the industry rag the actor is currently attached to play Tyson, and his manager, Rick Yorn, is producing the project. With other elements still coming together as well — the »
Having already won an Oscar for his critically acclaimed portrayal of Ray Charles in Ray, it has been revealed by Tyson himself that Foxx will portray the boxer in a biopic of his life. Tyson is considered one of the best heavyweights of all time, but has had his substantial share of controversy, especially his conviction of rape of an 18 year-old girl in 1991. During his three year stint in prison he converted to Islam, and later in 2003 he suffered financially and filed for bankruptcy. What is mainly interesting about this project is that the amazing CGI that was used in The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button may be used similarly in the film to »
- Louise Tooth
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Having already played a supporting role in the Muhammad Ali biopic, Jamie Foxx is now ready to take on another boxer, Mike Tyson, in an untitled biopic that Terence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street) will write. It's still not clear which parts of Tyson's life the movie will focus on and a studio has yet to board the project. HBO previously took on Tyson's story in a 1995 movie, called "Tyson," starring Michael Jai White. With all the success in his life, Tyson has also become known for his troubles, including biting off Evander Holyfield's ear, serving a six-year prison sentence for rape and filing bankruptcy in 2003 after the death of his young daughter. »
Having put on the specs and wobbly head for his Oscar-winning turn in 2005′s Ray, Jamie Foxx is set to take on the role of another iconic, real life pop culture icon in a film about Mike Tyson. The guy from The Hangover, remember? Yeah, he used to be a boxer. And one with a…colourful life. Which means that Terence Winter, fellow Academy Award winner and creator of The Sopranos, is a screenwriter perfectly poised to get into the nitty-gritty of Tyson’s ear-biting, prison-serving career.
Foxx joins the as-yet-untitled film written by Winter, who just wrapped up penning Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street, and produced by Foxx’s manager Rick Yorn. The boxer’s life story has already been told in the 1995 TV movie and 2008 documentary – both called Tyson, rather unimaginatively – which focussed on both his time in and out the ring, not shying away »
- Tom Baker
Jamie Foxx is tipped to play Mike Tyson in a forthcoming biopic about the troubled boxer-turned-actor's career. Sopranos writer Terence Winter is working on the screenplay, with Foxx's manager a driving force behind the production, hence the inevitable connection to the actor who took home a Best Actor Oscar for his performance as legendary jazz musician, Ray Charles. Despite a string of bizarre and violent outbursts over the years - from biting off an opponent's ear to a prison sentence for rape - Tyson's popularity has rarely waned, making a biopic a fairly safe bet. »
The Wolf of Wall Street and The Sopranos writer Terence Winter and Foxx’s own manager Rick Yorn are supposedly working on the project together, with a view to have Foxx star as the controversial sportsman.
No distributor or studio are involved with the project just yet, however it would seem very likely that the film will get the go-ahead, given Tyson’s whirlwind of a career that includes six years of prison for rape, bankruptcy, drug and drink offences, as well as the infamous incident in 1997 when in a rematch with fellow boxer Evander Holyfield, Tyson big off a chunk of Holyfield’s ear. Should make for a hell of a film.
What are your thoughts on a new Tyson biopic? »
- Scott Davis
Jamie Foxx is set to play troubled boxer, Mike Tyson, in a brand new biopic to be penned by the man who brought The Wolf Of Wall Street from page to screen. Terrence Winter, whose notable credits also include The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire, will write the screenplay for the new film, with Variety reporting that Foxx has already signed on to star. The report has no word on which elements of Tyson’s life the film will focus upon, but given the boxer’s “colourful” career, there should be plenty of incident to choose from. The...
- George Wales
Having won an Oscar for taking on one real-life role, with his portrayal of Ray Charles, Jamie Foxx is being linked to another biopic. This one is of boxer and convicted rapist Mike Tyson, in a project that's being written by Terence Winter (best known for his work penning The Wolf Of Wall Street and lots of episodes of The Sopranos).
Foxx will reportedly take on the role of Tyson in a film being produced by Rick Yorn. No director is yet attached to the project, nor is it clear just which areas of the boxer's life the film will focus on.
Foxx will next be seen in the remake of Annie.
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After playing Muhammad Ali's corner man in Ali, Jamie Foxx is putting on some gloves of his own. Variety announced today that Foxx will play Mike Tyson in an untitled biopic written by Terence Winter. While HBO made a TV movie about Tyson in 2005 (as well as bringing his one-man show to the screen in 2013), this will be the first attempt to make his life into a feature film. It's not clear what part of his life the movie will focus on — his rise to heavyweight champion? His troubles with the law? The ear-biting incident? The tiger-rearing? His cameo in The Hangover? — but it's safe to say there's plenty of material to work with. »
- Anna Silman
As one of the most controversial sports figures of his generation, boxing legend Mike Tyson’s life is ripe for material that would make a compelling film. The man himself agrees with that sentiment, and has for several years, having stated as far back as 2009 that he wants Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx to portray him in a biopic.
It appears that in addition to being a terrific fighter, Tyson is also prophetic, since Foxx has indeed signed on to play Iron Mike on the big screen. Variety broke the story, saying that the film will also be produced by Foxx’s manager Rick Yorn. Since it’s still extremely early in pre-production, the ...
- Chris Agar
• Jamie Foxx will reportedly play Mike Tyson in an untitled biopic. Terence Winter is set to write. Rick Yorn, Foxx’s manager, will produce. The project is still in the works and is currently without a studio. Though HBO released 1995’s Tyson, this is the first feature film to follow the controversial boxer. [Variety]
• Dakota Johnson will star in the Luca Guadagnino-directed A Bigger Splash. Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes have signed on as well, and Michael Costigan will produce. The film, based on the 1969 French crime drama La Piscine, follows a triangle that develops between a couple and a »
- C. Molly Smith
After having his head tattooed in Horrible Bosses, Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx will end up getting one on his face next. Variety has word that Foxx will be getting into the boxing ring to play iconic boxer Mike Tyson in a biopic that will be written by "Boardwalk Empire" creator and The Wolf of Wall Street scribe Terence Winter. The film will be produced by Rick Yorn, who also happens to be Foxx's manager, and it will be shopped to a studio once the entire package is put together. But the real question is how will Foxx, at 47 years of age, be able to play Tyson in his younger years. Well, the boxer himself has the answer. Read on! Tyson told The Daily Mirror, "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 »
- Ethan Anderton
Mike Tyson has been cheerfully playing himself in recent years in the Hangover and Scary Movie films, Rocky Balboa and Grudge Match. But in a newly developing biopic, Jamie Foxx is set to take on the mantle of the controversial former heavyweight champion of the world. Foxx's manager Rick Yorn is currently putting the as-yet untitled project together.Terence Winter (The Wolf Of Wall Street, Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos) is writing the screenplay, although details of his particular angle of approach are not yet known.Tyson's life is a gift for any screenwriter. His rise as a boxer was stratospheric: he won numerous prestigious belts by the time he was 20; won his first 19 professional bouts by knockout, 12 of them in the first round; and was Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World by the time he was 21. He held on to the title from 1987 until 1990.Famously though, there was a dark side, »
It isn't known what part of the boxer's life it will cover though, from his mid-1980s success as the world's undisputed heavyweight champion, to his downfall in the 1990s including his rape conviction, his imprisonment and his infamous return during which he tore a part of Evander Holyfield's ear off with his teeth.
Tyson tells The Daily Mirror that they will use "Benjamin Button"-style computer effects to allow Foxx to portray the younger version »
- Garth Franklin
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