News

Mike Tyson producing biopic

Mike Tyson producing biopic

TYSON BIOPIC: Mike Tyson, left, and Lakiha Spicer arrive at the HBO Golden Globes after party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Photo: Associated Press/Richard Shotwell/Invision

Former boxing champion Mike Tyson is set to produce a movie about his early years in the ring.

“The Hangover” star will work with his wife, Lakiha Spicer, to chronicle his meteoric rise to the top of the boxing world, which resulted in him becoming the youngest heavyweight champion ever at the age of 20.

Tyson is looking to cast an unknown to play himself, but he wants Kevin Spacey to portray his mentor and trainer, Cus D’Amato, and Helen Mirren to star as his adoptive mother, Camille Ewald, according to the New York Post.

Last year, Tyson brought his life story to the Broadway stage in a one-man show, which was directed by filmmaker Spike Lee.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Report: New Berlin coach, board president face charges

Fresh
scales_of_justice

Creviston found passed out behind the wheel; Gordon allegedly wields gun in love triangle

in Local

State Could Hold Up Video Gaming Revenues; Langfelder Responds

video gambling

There’s confusion amongst local governments over whether the state can withhold video gaming payments, even without a state budget in place.

in Local

City Council Again Hears About West Side Apartment Complex

7-28-15 Springfield City Council

The Springfield City Council is getting an earful about a project approved in the waning weeks of the previous city council.

in Local

Langfelder Names Economic Development Commission Members

7-28-15 Economic Development Commission

The city now has a seven-member commission in place to deal with economic development projects that are proposed, before they go to the city council for final approval.

in Local

Tourism Booming in Springfield and Illinois, Despite “Elephant in the Room”

7-28-15 Illinois Tourism

Tourism remains one of the biggest industries in the state of Illinois, and it keeps getting bigger.