Jamie Foxx to play Mike Tyson in upcoming limited series

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Iron Mike is getting a new project.

Jamie Foxx will play boxer Mike Tyson in an upcoming limited series about the former heavyweight champion’s life, reports Deadline.

In addition to starring in the series, the Oscar-winning “Ray” star is set to executive produce. The autobiographical project will be directed and executive produced by Antoine Fuqua (best known for his Academy Award-winning film “Training Day”).

Martin Scorsese, who directed the 1980 classic “Raging Bull,” is also on board as exec producer. Tyson himself will also executive produce.

The project is set to go to market soon, according to the outlet’s report.

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The project has been in the works for some time. Originally conceived as a feature film in 2014, Foxx was on board to star as Tyson, and Terence Winter was tapped to write the script.