Jamie Foxx will play Mike Tyson in a upcoming limited series

Jamie Foxx will play Mike Tyson in a limited series.

The project is named, “Tyson,” and Martin Scorsese is set to executive produce, an agent for Tyson affirmed to CNN.

It had initially been arranged as a movie starring Foxx, who won an Oscar for playing Ray Charles in the film, “Ray.” The series, composed by Colin Preston, will tell to Tyson’s incredible life story and how he made boxing history at only 20 years old.

“I have been looking to tell my story for quite some time,” Tyson said in a statement. “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.”

The series isn’t presently appended to an network or streaming service. Tyson and his significant other Kiki will likewise executive produce.

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