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Jamie Foxx Wants To Play Mike Tyson in Movie (Video)


Jamie Foxx was amazing in his biopic Ray and his athletic ability could never be questioned, so him tackling the role of Mike Tyson shouldn’t be much of a stretch.

He made it a point to say on Live with Kelly & Michael that he’d want this to be a serious role and not like some of his comedic skits portraying Tyson from his past.

Here’s what Foxx had to say about tackling this complex role:

See, I got a chance to hang out with Mike when Mike was at his height, and I watched Mike Tyson go from his height to where he is now, and I talked to Mike about doing his story. And I said, ‘Mike, how do you feel? ‘I’m happy. God bless Allah, my brother.’ I said, ‘Why are you happy? ‘I don’t have any money. So I’m very happy. No one’s trying to take anything from me.’ And it broke my heart when I heard him say that. And I said, ‘What do you mean?’ He says, ‘When I had money, and I was doing bad stuff too, but everybody was all over me.’ He said, ‘All I wanted to do is box and fall in love.’ So I think that story would be fantastic. And I actually gained 225 pounds to do a role at one point. And I had my makeup artist dress me up as Mike Tyson, and I was in Toronto, and people were literally coming up asking for autographs. So hopefully, Mike, if you’re listening, let’s make history. – Jamie Foxx