Becoming Tyson: Jamie Foxx’s Transformation

Academy award-winning actor, Jamie Foxx, posted a picture on Instagram recently sharing his body transformation for the Mike Tyson biopic. The actor said he’s been working on his body for a few months. "It is no secret that I have been pursuing the Mike Tyson biopic for some time... People always ask me when is it going to happen?... Things have finally lined up... A few months ago we started the journey."

The movie ‘Finding Mike’ was announced back in 2014. After six years of speculation on its production, the biopic has finally been confirmed. On an Instagram live series with Mark Birnbaum’s Catching Up, Foxx confirmed that the movie is in the making. “It’s a definitive yes!”, said Foxx. “Doing biographies is a tough thing. Sometimes it takes 20 years to get it done but we officially got the real ball rolling. I can’t wait to show people what it is.” 

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Foxx’s Resemblance to Tyson

Foxx is keen on portraying the turbulence the boxer has gone through in life and how he has evolved. He stated that “everybody from young and old will be able to understand this man’s journey”. 

The hardest part, he says, is to transform the body. His workout routine consists of 60 pull-ups, 60 dips, and 100 push-ups every other day. Foxx guarantees “people will run up to him in the street to ask for autographs" because of the resemblance. 

The exact detail of the movie's release date is unknown at the moment.

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June 25, 2020




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