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Jamie Foxx to take on Mike Tyson role in new film

NEW ROLE: Actor, singer and comedian Jamie Foxx

BOXING CHAMPION Mike Tyson has revealed Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx is set to play him a new film about his life.

The former heavyweight champion has claimed Foxx, 46, will play him at various stages of his life using CGI technology to give him a younger appearance.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Tyson said: "Me and Jamie Foxx are in discussion, and we gonna do it.

"Within a year to 18 months, we're going to do the Mike Tyson story and he's going to portray me, and now they have this new animation; because you know Jamie's pretty much my age so he can't portray me but they have this new system."

NEW FILM: Jamie Foxx will portray boxing champ Mike Tyson

Speaking to the Live Show in May, Foxx said: "I got a chance to hang out with Mike when Mike was at his height and I watched [him] go from his height to where he is now and talked to him about doing his story. I think that story would be fantastic."

This will not be the first film biopic Foxx has worked on. In 2004, the actor won an Oscar for portrayal of blind singer Ray Charles in the film Ray.

American film director Martin Scorsese will also be involved in the film, Tyson has claimed.

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