Martin Scorsese directing a movie about Mike Tyson's life—you'd watch that, right?
In a recent radio interview on The Breakfast Club, Jamie Foxx revealed that Scorsese will be directing him in an upcoming Mike Tyson biopic. “I just went into Paramount with Mike Tyson,” said Foxx. “I'm going to do the Mike Tyson story... Mike Tyson is on one side, I'm on the other side [with] Martin Scorsese at the helm. This will be the first boxing movie that Martin Scorsese has done since Raging Bull.” From the Dept. of This Sounds Really Awesome, comes the news that Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire, The Wolf of Wall Street) has reportedly signed on as the screenwriter.
Foxx has expressed his desire to play Tyson for a while now, and with Scorsese and Winter both rumored to be behind the project, it's tough to see how this film could fail, although it should be noted that Scorsese hasn't commented on the project, and no release date has been set. Still, this potential movie is too fun not to play around with. We don't know who from Tyson's history will actually be in the movie, but here's a roster of actors who have the skills and looks to pull off roles in Tyson's troubled life story.
Sidebar: Cinema gods, please make this happen!