American actor Jamie Foxx has been tapped to play the boxing legend Mike Tyson in a limited series
The limited series about "Iron Mike" will be directed by "Training day" director Antoine Fuqua and will be produced by Martin Scorsese, reports Collider.
The series is said to span the whole of Tyson's life.
"I have been looking to tell my story for quite some time," Tyson said.
"With the recent launch of Legends Only League and the excitement from fans following my return to the ring, now feels like the perfect moment. I look forward to collaborating with Martin, Antoine, Jamie, and the entire creative team to bring audiences a series that not only captures my professional and personal journey but also inspires and entertains," Tyson added.
Colin Preston wrote the pilot for "Tyson" and is currently working on writing the full series.
Foxx has been discussing his involvement in a Tyson project for some time, stating last year that he was deep into training for the role, though at the time it was said to be a biopic rather than a series.