New Photos Show Jamie Foxx's Incredible "Transformation" Into Mike Tyson for New Movie
Nowadays, it is common in Hollywood for a leading man to get absolutely upset in preparation for a new role, but the pressure is even higher if you want to play a heavyweight boxing champion. That's the challenge for Jamie Foxx as he prepares to slip into the infamous fighter Mike Tyson's boots.
The 52-year-old actor has just shared some progress pictures that confirm that the long-awaited Tyson biopic is finally going on after years of planning and he's been in training for a few months. He looked visibly more voluminous and wrote: "The first but greatest task is to transform the body."
Foxx also shared some details about how he got into combat in an Instagram live interview with Mark Birnbaum this week. He explained that he trains every other day and focuses on building strength through body weight exercises.
"What I'm doing is changing the body," he said. "What I do every other day now, I do 60 pull-ups, we do 60 dips, we do 100 push-ups, and we change the body."
He jokingly added that he still had a long way to go on the day of the leg: "I don't have calf muscles, so we may need to get a prosthesis for it."
While Foxx is cranking out these pushup, pullup, and dip reps to build strength, Tyson is back in training himself. The 53-year-old boxer announced earlier this year that he was retiring to play some charity games and has demonstrated his speed in a number of social media posts. There are even rumors of a long overdue rematch with Evander Holyfield, who is also training to return to the sport.
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