‘Moonlight’ star Trevante Rhodes to star as Mike Tyson in a series about boxer's life

WION Web Team
New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 28, 2021, 11:58 AM IST
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'Iron Mike' is not related to the Tyson-backed drama series 'Tyson'.

'Moonlight' star Trevante Rhodes is all set to star as Mike Tyson in the new Hulu series titled 'Iron Mike'.

Rhodes, who is best known for his work in the Oscar-winning movie 'Moonlight' and 'Bird Box' will play the legendary boxer in the eight-episode limited series. 

As per Variety, the series is said to explore the wild, tragic and controversial life and career of Tyson, one of the most polarizing figures in sports culture.

In addition to the acting, Rhodes is also producing the series. Production will begin later this year.

'I, Tonya' director Craig Gillespie, who directed the film, will direct and executive produce the series with screenwriter Steven Rogers, who also serves as executive producer. 'I, Tonya' star Margot Robbie will executive produce under the LuckyChap Entertainment banner along with Tom Ackerley. 

'Iron Mike' is not related to the Tyson-backed drama series 'Tyson', which stars Jamie Foxx as the iconic boxer. Earlier, Tyson is not in any way involved with the series and has called it “tone-deaf cultural misappropriation.”