Boxing Legend Mike Tyson Once Again Plans To Take Over Hollywood; This Time With Sean Penn And Tye Sheridan In A Dramatic Thriller

Published 05/17/2022, 12:00 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 08: Former heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson speaks during the third annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame induction gala at Caesars Palace on August 8, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Mike Tyson is known for his insatiable desire to learn new things. He began his professional boxing career and quickly rose to the top of the sport. He also pursued a lot of businesses further, and he now broadcasts his own podcast, Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson. Tyson, on the other hand, has recently been linked to a Hollywood role.

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‘Iron Mike’ appeared in the blockbuster film trilogy The Hangover, as well as Ip Man 3 among other films. Now, the boxing legend will play alongside Sean Penn in the new film ‘Black Flies,’ as per The Hollywood Reporter.

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The movie is an adaptation of the novel of the same name, authored by American novelist Shannon Burke. The dramatic thriller is directed by Jean-Stephane Sauvaire. It revolves around two New York City paramedics, Tye Sheridan and Sean Penn. Mike Tyson is said to have a lead role, where he will be the superior officer to Sheridan and Penn. 

Sheridan will portray a first-year medic who is fresh to the city and unaware of its truths, and who subsequently receives a street-level view of the same. Penn will embody a grizzled veteran who also happens to be one of the top emergency medics in the city. Tyson fans would enjoy seeing him work with such a talented cast.

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Mike Tyson’s upcoming biographical series

A Tyson biography series is now in development and will be available to the public in the near future. The narrative, struggle, and accomplishments of ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ are extraordinary and inspirational. It would be a treat for his admirers to gain a glimpse into his real life.

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Executive producers of the series include Hollywood biggies, Martin Scorsese and Antoine Fuqua, as well as Tyson himself. Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx will be seen in the lead role, playing the boxing icon. The series will be written by screenwriter, Colin Preston.

Mike Tyson has a lot on his plate right now, and the 55-year-old is juggling multiple projects. Let’s see what Tyson has in store for us in the days to come. In the meantime, share your thoughts on his upcoming film in the comments section below.

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Shashank Wankhede

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Shashank Wankhede is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. When it comes to boxing, the blockbuster film 'Rocky' sparked his interest in the sport. He holds Muhammad Ali in great regard and is a sincere admirer of his narrative, struggle, and accomplishments.

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