I can’t think of another fighter who’s had more documentaries made about him … perhaps Muhammad Ali, but even then it’d be close. Well, you can add two more onto the pile:
With a trajectory loaded with adventures, Iron Mike decided to make a documentary entitled “Tyson” in partnership with director James Toback, to premier at the famous Cannes film festival, in Fance.
The piece features happy moments from the American’s career, some of his first fights, as well as sad moments, even showing scenes from his time spent in a drug rehabilitation clinic. The documentary shot last year promises to shock fight fans and will be a teaser for a full-feature film that should reach the silver screen in 2010, with Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx as “Iron Mike.”
While the documentary interests me, I think I’d rather take a staple gun to my crotch than watch Jamie Foxx play Mike Tyson. Granted, the guy has proven that he’s a solid actor with Ray and The Kingdom, but come on now. What the obsession with getting skinny ass actors playing big freaks? What ever happened to getting guys who fit the role rather than needing more special effects than The Lord of the Rings to keep shit from looking absolutely retarded?