Over the last few days, boxing heavyweight legend Mike Tyson is reportedly joining up with famed director Spike Lee and Doug Ellin the creator of HBO hit series “Entourage”. According to a Thursday report by Hollywood.com, the new boxing drama will be titled “Brick City” and it will be loosely based on the life of Mike Tyson. Apparently, the idea of this show came about from a conversation that Tyson and Ellin had back in 2010 when Mike made a guest appearance on “Entourage”. Spike Lee will get behind the camera to direct the pilot episode of “Brick City”.
Tyson has turned to Hollywood for a new career once he finally retired from boxing over 5 years ago. In addition to TV appearances and a critically acclaimed documentary, Tyson has received praises for his roles in “The Hangover” and the recently released “Hangover 2”.
Earlier this week, a soon to be 45 year old Tyson, spoke about growing up and looking back on some of the crazier things he’s done in life. The recently inducted Boxing Hall of Famer, has been humbled in life and can’t believe some of the things he’s done. Tyson was as controversial outside of the ring as he was successful in the ring, which is why a TV show loosely based on his life will be nothing short of entertaining. Tyson made the following comments to Cincinnati.com about his life and how he has matured:
“Old too soon, smart too late. Let me tell you something: when we hit 44 and 45, we start wondering about our mortality. We almost start planning our death, thinking about it. And it happens in rapid fashion. We look at pictures and say, “Who the (bleep) is that?” It doesn’t matter who we are. I look at the mirror sometimes and I jump back because I don’t know who that person is. You look back over 20 years and wonder how you can do some of the things you did. You think, “How can one human being do something so stupid to another?” And they both love each other and like each other. I’m just overwhelmed with humbleness for what people show me.”
Tyson’s life has definitely been a rollercoaster played out in the media. At least Tyson shows remorse and humility about his past as he matures from those misguided days. For more on Tyson’s interview with Cincinnati.com, click here.
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