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Trevante Rhodes to Play Mike Tyson in Hulu's Unauthorized Series About His Life

Trevante Rhodes to Play Mike Tyson in Hulu's Unauthorized Series About His Life

Hulu is making a television series about the life of Mike Tyson and they just found their leading man!

Trevante Rhodes, best known for his work in Moonlight and Bird Box, will play the legendary boxer in the eight-episode limited series Iron Mike.

Deadline notes that the series will “explore the wild, tragic and controversial life and career of former world champion Tyson – one of the most polarizing figures in sports culture.”

The series is an unauthorized one as Tyson has already expressed that he’s not happy about the show. He’s actually working on a separate series about his life with an Oscar-winning actor attached to play him.

The team behind I, Tonya – director Craig Gillespie, screenwriter Steven Rogers, and producer Margot Robbie – have reteamed for this project. Production will begin later this year.

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