The upcoming Mike Tyson series at Hulu has found its lead actor. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Trevante Rhodes–who starred in the Oscar-winning drama Moonlight–will play Iron Mike in the limited series.
Iron Mike, which is the name of the show, is one of two new Tyson projects in the works, with the other being a scripted series with Jamie Foxx in the role and Martin Scorsese producing. That show, however, doesn’t have a network attached yet.
Hulu’s show is an eight-episode drama that looks into the “wild, tragic, and controversial life and career” of the boxer. The show is produced by the team that made the Margot Robbie figure skating movie I, Tonya. Craig Gillespie, who directed I, Tonya, is directing Iron Mike. Gillespie’s latest project is the Disney movie Cruella, which he also directed.
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