Iron Mike: Actor Jamie Foxx bulks up to play boxing legend Mike Tyson

Iron Mike: Actor Jamie Foxx bulks up to play boxing legend Mike Tyson

- Jamie Foxx is currently body-building for an interesting biopic role at 52

- The actor is set to play Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic

- He hopes audiences will be able to see the heavyweight champion in a new light after the production

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Actor Jamie Fox recently underwent a freakish transformation for the rule in an upcoming flick where he plays the legendary boxer Mike Tyson.

The 52-year-old bulked up his upper body quite impressively as he geared up for the role as a former heavyweight champion boxer in Mike Tyson’s biopic.

Iron Mike: Actor Jamie Foxx bulks up to play boxing legend Mike Tyson
Jamie Foxx and Mike Tyson. Photo: Instagram/@iamjamiefoxx/@miketyson
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Initially, fans were a bit skeptical on whether the project would actually come to fruition.

But Jamie Foxx, in an Instagram live session with producer Mark Birnham confirmed it is all systems go.

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"It's a definitive yes. Doing biographies is a tough thing. Sometimes it takes 20 years to get them done, but we officially got the real ball rolling," he said.

The multi-talented actor first met Tyson as a 22-year-old when he was still doing stand-up comedy.

While discussing his journey to body transformation, Foxx revealed he had to work out everyday to stay in shape and bulk up ahead of the role.

As for his lower body, Foxx was quick to make fun of himself as he suggested he might need a little help with that.

“I don't have any calf muscles, so we might have to get some prosthetics for that,” he said.

This is not the first time the actor is taking part in a biopic role.

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In 2004, he won best actor for his impressive performances as Ray Charles in the acclaimed 2004 biopic Ray. previously gathered a report of how the well-known American actor tried his hands at the Gwara-Gwara dance move and had his followers divided. Some thought he was doing great, while others could only applaud his effort, not his execution.

Jamie said he only dances under certain conditions, such as when he watched the opening of his new film Coming To America 2, which also stars South African actress, Nomzamo Mbatha.

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