Advert

Latest

Maltesers Chocolate Orange Bunnies Will Be Available For Next Easter
published atin 15 minutes
Advert
Advert

Most Popular

Advert
Entertainment

Jamie Foxx Bulks Up To Play Mike Tyson In Biopic

Jamie Foxx Bulks Up To Play Mike Tyson In Biopic

Jamie Foxx has been putting his quarantine to good use by bulking up as he prepares to play boxing icon Mike Tyson in his new movie.

The biopic has been in pre-production for years now, but it seems that 52-year-old Foxx is well on his way to start filming, even giving us a look at his transformation.

As you can see from the video above, Foxx looks ready to get into the ring, after he showed his new frame during an episode of Catching Up with Mark Birnbaum on Instagram.

Advert

Tyson, who is now 53 years old, confirmed that he'd be played by Foxx in a film and would be using CGI to show him at some of the heavyweight stages of his life.

Jamie Foxx has bulked up to play Mike Tyson. Credit: Instagram/Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx has bulked up to play Mike Tyson. Credit: Instagram/Jamie Foxx

And if you're wondering how he got there, it's down to that top secret bulking tip - hard work and sticking to an eating plan.

In the video, Foxx explains that he does a workout every other day of 60 pull ups, 60 dips, 100 push ups, and more.

Advert

He said: "And then just the technology of how I'm gonna look, I guarantee you people will run up on me in the street, and ask for autographs, and think that I'm Mike."

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

Speaking to Mark, he said: "It's changing the body. Top half."

More Like ThisMore Like This

1 of 6
Entertainment

Jamie Foxx In Final Talks To Return As Electro In MCU's Spider-Man 3

And what about leg day? Well there's no plan for that at the moment.

Advert

He added: "I ain't got no legs, I ain't got no calf muscles so we're gonna have to get some prosthetics for that."

Credit: Instagram/Jamie Foxx
Credit: Instagram/Jamie Foxx
Entertainment

Martin Scorsese To Direct New Mike Tyson Biopic

published at3 months ago

Foxx explained that he'll be 216 pounds when he plays young Mike, and then when he plays older Mike, he'll 'balloon to 225, 230 which will look like 250 on screen'.

And although Foxx will be portraying the legend, Tyson himself proved he's still got it recently.

Advert

Last month, he bizarrely promised to return with the 'spirit of Chairman Mao' if he makes a comeback to boxing in a video showing off his impressive hand speed:

He had already caused shock waves with a video showing off his training for an unlikely comeback and he has added more fuel to the fire in a video announcing his return to the Chinese social media platform Weibo.

In the video, a topless Tyson says: "Hey I'm Mike Tyson, I'm on Weibo now, I'll let you know there's a possibility I might come back, but if I do I'm going to fight with the spirit of Mao."

Advert

He then flexes his right arm, where he has a tattoo of the former Chinese dictator, before throwing a series of his trademark power punches with impressive speed.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Jamie Foxx

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Dad Laid Off In Lockdown Inspires Fundraiser With Funny Placards
published ata day ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

News

Guinness Launches Alcohol-Free Guinness 0.0

published at3 hours ago
Woman, 83, Says She 'Doesn't Give A Sod' About Tier 3 Restrictions

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into PR and then the world of music. After a few years working on festivals and events, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]