Mike ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet‘ Tyson is finally getting his own biopic, and judging by the fear-inducing trailer that has just been released via Hulu, it’s going to be a knockout biopic series detailing the trials and tribulations of Mike Tyson’s life.
Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight) takes on the titular role of Mike Tyson in the eight-episode limited series which looks to highlight Tyson’s childhood right through to his boxing career and beyond. Joining Rhodes will be the legendary Harvey Keitel as Cus D’Amato and Russell Hornsby as Don King. Steven Rogers is the creator and screenwriter, who is joined by the team behind I, Tonya. ‘Mike’ looks to explore the dynamic and controversial life of Mike Tyson in ways we haven’t yet seen.
Our initial thoughts are that Trevante Rhodes‘s portrayal of Mike Tyson is spot on. He’s nailed the lisp, he’s packed on the muscle and he exudes that animalistic approach that Tyson took when squaring off with his opponents in the ring.
The limited series will also highlight Tyson’s most infamous moments — from biting off Evander Holyfield’s ear to his prison sentence and even his interaction with his beloved Bengal tiger.
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“Focusing the lens on Mike Tyson, the series examines class in America, race in America, fame and the power of media, misogyny, the wealth divide, the promise of the American Dream, and ultimately our own role in shaping Mike’s story. ‘Mike’ is an unauthorized and no-holds-barred look at the life of Mike Tyson – and it is one wild ride,” reads the synopsis.
Tyson, who will go down as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time, had a tumultuous boxing career that was marred by his actions away from the ring. There’s no denying that there will never be another Mike Tyson, hence why telling his story is as appealing as ever.
In other Mike Tyson news, a second biographical TV series about Mike Tyson was confirmed in 2021, with Jamie Foxx confirmed to play the boxing legend. The limited series is said to be produced by Antoine Fuquaand Martin Scorsese.
Jamie Foxx will play Mike Tyson in a biopic series.
Antoine Fuqua is set to direct with Martin Scorsese set to exec produce.
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