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Mike Tyson biopic waiting on release date

One of the greatest heavyweight boxers is having his life story turned into a TV series, with a Mike Tyson biopic going into production.

The upcoming Hulu programme, called Iron Mike, will focus on the boxing legend’s younger years on the mean streets of Brooklyn, before following his journey to becoming the youngest heavyweight champion of the world.

First look pictures show Trevante Rhodes and Laura Harriet stepping out in New York in character as Mike and first wife Robin Givens. 

The real-life couple were married in 1988 and divorced in 1989, and the new images showed them taking a shopping trip to designer store Gucci.

Trevante in character as Tyson can be seen holding a handful of shopping bags, stepping out for a spree in New York. 

He can be seen in a 80s style double breasted suit as the couple were followed by a large group of paparazzi.

09/26/2021 EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Filming of The Mike Tyson biopic gets underway in New York City. The new film the stars Trevante Rhodes as Mike Tyson and Laura Harrier as Robin Givens. The actors were spotted filming scenes outside high end retailer Gucci as the duo were mobbed by actors portraying news photographers as they made their way to an awaiting limousine. sales@theimagedirect.com Please byline:TheImageDirect.com *EXCLUSIVE PLEASE EMAIL sales@theimagedirect.com FOR FEES BEFORE USE
The pair stepped out on a shopping spree in the new images (Picture: TheImageDirect.com)

Laura as Robin also looked glamorous in a green double-breasted jacket as she inhabited the role and walked towards a parked limousine.

The scene takes place at some point in 1988 – a whole two years after winning the World Boxing Council (WBC) title at just 20 years old.

Robin was also a star in her own right as a cast member of the sitcom ​​Head of the Class, and the pictures show them both enjoying the spoils of their success. 

09/26/2021 EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Filming of The Mike Tyson biopic gets underway in New York City. The new film the stars Trevante Rhodes as Mike Tyson and Laura Harrier as Robin Givens. The actors were spotted filming scenes outside high end retailer Gucci as the duo were mobbed by actors portraying news photographers as they made their way to an awaiting limousine. sales@theimagedirect.com Please byline:TheImageDirect.com *EXCLUSIVE PLEASE EMAIL sales@theimagedirect.com FOR FEES BEFORE USE
The pair are swarmed by photographers in the new scenes (Picture: TheImageDirect.com)

The American actress divorced Mike in 1989 after being married for eight months and was left distressed by the boxer’s biography Fire and Fear: The Inside Story of Mike Tyson – released the same year as the divorce.

The book mentions the moment he punched Robin while they were married.

Portrait of American heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson and his wife, actress Robin Givens, as they pose together on a sofa in their new home, Los Angeles, California, May 1988. (Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images)
Mike Tyson and Robin Givens divorced after a year of marriage (Picture: Anthony Barboza/Getty Images)
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Mike became a champion boxer at the age of just 20 (Picture: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Triller)

The upcoming eight-part series is written by I, Tonya screenwriter Steven Rogers and director Craig Gillespie, with Margot Robbie acting a executive producer.

Trevante is known for his breakthrough performance in Moonlight, as well as Netflix’s Birdbox and The United States vs. Billie Holiday. 

It’s not the only Mike Tyson biopic in the works, after Jamie Foxx recently revealed his ripped makeover as he bulks up for the role. 

A release date for Iron Mike has yet to be announced

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