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Two Mike Tyson films coming up

I can’t think of another fighter who’s had more documentaries made about him … perhaps Muhammad Ali, but even then it’d be close. Well, you can add two more onto the pile:

With a trajectory loaded with adventures, Iron Mike decided to make a documentary entitled “Tyson” in partnership with director James Toback, to premier at the famous Cannes film festival, in Fance.

The piece features happy moments from the American’s career, some of his first fights, as well as sad moments, even showing scenes from his time spent in a drug rehabilitation clinic. The documentary shot last year promises to shock fight fans and will be a teaser for a full-feature film that should reach the silver screen in 2010, with Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx as “Iron Mike.”

While the documentary interests me, I think I’d rather take a staple gun to my crotch than watch Jamie Foxx play Mike Tyson. Granted, the guy has proven that he’s a solid actor with Ray and The Kingdom, but come on now. What the obsession with getting skinny ass actors playing big freaks? What ever happened to getting guys who fit the role rather than needing more special effects than The Lord of the Rings to keep shit from looking absolutely retarded?

  • jd

    Yah, I dont think Will Smith passed off as Ali very well. Too small.

  • jiujitsu365

    Actually, Jamie Fox is about the same height as Jamie Foxx (5 ’11). Also Mike Tyson was around 205 -215 when at his best. Jamie Fox can pack on the weight by that time. I think it is a pretty good choice.

    Besides his ability to mimic people is extraordinary….

  • JiuJitsu365

    Jamie Foxx is the same height as Mike Tyson…

  • Fatal Error

    Roids! Roids roids roids!

  • MarleyMarl

    I’m looking forward to both, I think Tyson has the best highlight real even if they are against can’s

  • koolpaw

    Do you know one of the big Sports NewsPaper in Japan “Nikkan Sports” (yeah we have several Sports ONLY papers ) recently reported that an Europian boxing promoter has a plan of the fight between Mike Tyson and Bob Sapp? Not 2003 or 2004, it was news only 10 days ago or so with a famous bogus name of the writer.

    WTF? we know Tyson already quited fight and keeps telling it everywhere , we can watch those videos that Tyson is saying “i quit” with sad face, Japanese papers think their readers dont have brains, belive what they read on JAPANESE Papers ONLY. They SUCK

  • godzillad

    Holy crap, I want to see both of those. Jamie Foxx as Mike Tyson? That’s gonna be brilliant. Man, this is gonna be awesome *sits down, twiddles thumbs waiting for 2010*

  • clint notestine

    I just hope jamie foxx sticks to acting and never sings ever again or never make another movie with Colin Farrell.

  • RoB

    his slow jam song was BA

  • el feo

    I just want Jamie Foxx to do another comedy special.
    “I might need security” is my favorite stand up of all time, that and Dave Chappelle “killing them softly”. And all of Chris Rock’s shit. And Jim Gaffigan…Yeah I like stand up.

  • Allah Ackbar

    Screw Mike Tyson. Make a movie about Sugar Ray Robinson already. Terrence Howard is an eerie resemblance of the deceased boxer.

  • crs

    If the doc isn’t called “Mike Tyson: I’ll Fuck You Until You Love Me”, then it shall be the biggest missed opportunity in combat sports related media since Dana fucked up getting Fedor-Randy.

  • Nate

    I don’t know about the Will Smith cmment. Smith got pretty ripped for that role and Ali wasn’t a big heavyweight so I think it was pretty close. His boxing looked real good which is more than I can say for most films like Rocky 1-5.

  • caspersghost

    I want to see Mike in a new Hannibal Lecter film; “I normally don’t do interviews with womens unless I fornicate with them, Clarice…”

  • Jersey Tomato

    If anyone has another unkind word toward Jamie Foxx, I swear I will eat your children.