The movie will apparently focus on the boxer's early years
Mike Tyson is set to produce a feature film about his own life.
The boxer will team up with his wife Lakiha Spicer for the project, reports the NY Post. The pair are apparently aiming to get Larry Sloman, who co-wrote Tyson’s ‘Undisputed Truth’ book, as well as Howard Stern’s ‘Private Parts’, to write the screenplay.
In terms of casting, Spicer said that an unknown would play the young Tyson, whilst they were keen to cast Kevin Spacey as Tyson’s mentor Cus D’Amato, whereas Helen Mirren would be good for the role of Tyson’s adoptive mother, Camille Ewald.
Mike Tyson has previously stepped in front of the camera himself, appearing in the Las Vegas set comedy The Hangover as well as its sequel, The Hangover Part II. Tyson later revealed that he signed onto the 2009 movie to fund his drug habit. He commented that at the time of filming the first movie: “I was a mess. I was overweight. I was a pig, high on cocaine.” Of the rest of the film’s cast he said: “They had to know I was messed up. I couldn’t talk. I had the cocaine talk.”