The project that has been on-going for a while as a feature film, has now been a limited series instead.
The key-players are still involved but the project has its complexity extended instead. With Jamie Foxx still involved, Mike Tyson to produce and Martin Scorsese to executive produce.
“I have been looking to tell my story for quite some time,” Tyson said in a statement. “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.”
Scorsese’s project is the first time he’s involved since Raging Bull 41 years ago. The project under its process has struggled to find a home and has currently landed on Hulu, which Tyson came in a fight with for Hollywood’s misappropriation and the disrespect for Black story rights.
“tone-deaf cultural misappropriation of my life story … to make this announcement during Black History Month only confirms Hulu’s concern for dollars over respect for Black story rights. Hollywood needs to be more sensitive to Black experiences especially after all that has transpired in 2020.”
Todd Philips, Scorsese and Paramount Pictures has been previously attached but dropped out. Other executive producers are Rick Yorn, Ian Montone, Chuck Pacheco, James Barnett, Sophie Watts, John Ryan Jr. and Kiki Tyson. There’s has been speculation whether the project would get finance, but with such big names and the integrity around Tyson himself, it shouldn’t be that hard to make this project a reality.
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