Foxx first began discussing how he wanting to do a Mike Tyson movie since 2009. Unfortunately, things got delayed, but then in 2015 he and Tyson met with Paramount to discuss making the movie. Again, it didn’t happen.
But now, as Foxx alluded to in an Instagram post last year showing a picture of him and Iron Mike, they were “one step closer.”
Fast forward 59 weeks and Foxx has all but made it official as he spoke about getting in shape to play a young Mike Tyson with Mark Birnbaum, reports TMZ Sports.
Foxx says he has a daily workout regimen of 60 pull ups, 60 dips, 100 push ups … “It’s changing the body. Top half.”
As for lower body? There’s a different plan for that.
“I ain’t got no legs, I ain’t got no calf muscles so we’re gonna have to get some prosthetics for that.”
Foxx says he’ll be 216 pounds when shooting begins (he starts as young Mike) — and then to play Old Mike, he’ll “balloon to 225, 230 which will look like 250 on screen.”
“Old Mike” is still looking pretty good, however.
In the video of their discussion below we get a brief peek at just how jacked the 52-year-old actor is now.
We already know Foxx has the voice down pat…
Jamie Foxx doesn’t impersonate Mike Tyson.
He becomes Mike Tyson 🤯
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 12, 2020
And now it appears he’s got the body to match.
Jamie Foxx Bulks Up to Play Mike Tyson, Reveals 'Iron Mike' Physique!! https://t.co/TZEg21GRH5
— TMZ (@TMZ) June 18, 2020
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