Jamie Foxx is a master impressionist, as we all know from his hilarious comedy bits and Oscar-winning performance as Ray Charles. But if you saw his 1999 comedy Held Up, you knew it was only a matter of time before Jamie accepted the role he’s been preparing his whole life to play: “Iron” Mike Tyson.
Sadly, Foxx’s A-1 impression of Mike from Held Up isn’t available on YouTube. But he did give Hot 97’s Ebro In The Morning a killer preview of his version of Mike that could sell out a few theaters without a trailer.
According to The Jasmine Brand, both Foxx and Tyson have confirmed the project is happening, and the legendary Martin Scorsese is directing. “Filming hasn’t started yet but it’s going to happen,” said Tyson, adding, “A lot of people aren’t going to like the things I’ve done in my life.”
Sources also say that “Mike knows it is Jamie’s dream to play him and they have talked about gym work and how he could put him through his paces. The only thing is if they go sparring and Mike connects, Jamie may never make any movie again.
Jamie Foxx Throws Fundraising Event For The Family Of Trayvon Martin (PHOTOS)
1. Jamie Foxx with Harry Belafonte and Russell Simmons hosts a fundraising event at Foxx’s home for The Trayvon Martin Foundation. Supporters including Larenz Tate, Tank, Tyreese, Marques Houston and Trayvon’s parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. (center)Source:Instagram/Tank (@therealtank) 1 of 10
2. Fashion designer Marlena Campbell, Jamie Foxx and Marques Houston show support to The Jamie Foxx Fundraiser at Foxx’s home in L.A.Source:Instagram/ Marlena Campbell 2 of 10
3. Harry Belefonte speaks at The Trayvon Martin Fundraiser In L.A.Source:Twitter/Russell Simmons (@UncleRush) 3 of 10
4. Trayvon’s parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, speak at The Trayvon Martin Fundraiser.Source:Twitter/ Russell Simmons (@UncleRush) 4 of 10
5. Grammy award winning singer Siedah Garrett performs at The Trayvon Martin Fundraiser in L.A.Source:Twitter/Russell Simmons (@UncleRush) 5 of 10
6. Actors Tim Robbins and Jamie Foxx speak at the Trayvon Martin Fundraiser over the weekend.Source:Twitter/Russell Simmons (@UncleRush) 6 of 10
7. Tyreese performs at The Trayvon Martin Fundraiser over the weekend in L.A.Source:Twitter/Russell Simmons (@UncleRush) 7 of 10
8. Actress and author Garcelle Beauvais with Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin at The Trayvon Martin Fundraiser in L.A.Source:Instagram/ Garcelle Beauvais (@Garcelle) 8 of 10
9. Supporters of The Trayvon Martin Foundation raise awareness of violence at the home of Jamie Foxx over the weekend in L.A.Source:Instagram/Jamie Foxx 9 of 10
10. Tyrese, Larenz Tate, and Jamie Foxx are pictured with a guest at The Trayvon Martin Fundraiser over the weekend in L.A.10 of 10
You Have To See Jamie Foxx’s Preview Of The Mike Tyson Biopic was originally published on globalgrind.com