Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx has portrayed athletes on-screen before, but none of them has ever had him being this physically demanding as trying to play Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic.
The Hollywood star is arguably the most versatile and talented entertainer we have seen in our lifetimes, which is why he is perfect for the role.
Foxx confirmed the up-coming role during an appearance on Mark Birnbaum’s, Catching up With Mark Birnbaum Instagram Live Series.
“Doing biographies is a tough thing,” said the actor. “Sometimes it takes 20 years to get them done, but we officially got the ball rolling.”
He says he’s doing 60 pullups, 60 dips and 100 pushups per day to get his new look.
“Every other day, I do 60 pull-ups, we do 60 dips, we do 100 push-ups…[but] I ain’t got no calf muscles, so we’re gonna have to get some prosthetics for that,” he adds.
“Just the technology of how I’m gonna look,” he continued. “I guarantee you people will run up on me in the street, and ask for autographs, and think that I’m Mike. I think when we lay the layers on Mike Tyson in this story, I think everybody from young and old will be able to understand this man’s journey.”
Watch the Hollywood veteran detail the opening scene of Finding Mike back in 2015.
He showed off his imitation of Tyson’s iconic voice in multiple interviews:WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.