Jamie Foxx is absolutely shredded ahead of filming of Mike Tyson biopic.
Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx has a new role he’s prepping for and oh my gosh does he look good. Foxx revealed a set of photos of himself shirtless, showing off his new bulked up arms and chest in preparation for playing Mike Tyson in an upcoming film on the boxer’s life.
Dirty mirror aside, he looks pretty ripped.
“The transformation begins,” he wrote on the Instagram caption. “It is no secret that I have been pursuing the [Mike Tyson] biopic for some time. People always ask me when is it going to happen? Things have finally lined up. A few months ago we started the journey. The first but biggest task is to transform the body… with a regiment of pull-ups dips and push-ups, we are off to a pretty good start. We have a ways to go but God willing.”
The film was first announced in 2014 but it’s been radio silence for the most part since, until now. Foxx did an interview via Instagram live speaking about the preparations for the film and about getting the blessing from Tyson himself.
“It’s a definitive yes,” he said. “Doing biographies is a tough thing. Sometimes it takes 20 years to get it done but we officially got the real ball rolling.”
Jamie Foxx will play controversial boxer, Mike Tyson
Tyson was a controversial figure, and still is to some extent. He was a former heavyweight boxing champion but was best known for biting the ear off of Evander Holyfield. He’s unfortunately also known for a rape conviction in the early 90s and for his less than ideal face tattoo. He is still considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time.
Foxx won an Oscar for his role as Ray Charles in another biopic, Ray, in 2005.