Mike Tyson is back. From his star turns in the last two Hangover movies, to his induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, the former boxing legend has been enjoying a bit of a resurgence lately. Now, it looks to be continuing in a new TV show on HBO.
A pilot for a drama series loosely based on Tyson's early boxing career is about to be ordered, according to Variety. The show will be called Da Brick and will tell the story of a young boxer and his early career in Newark, N.J.
It has some serious star power behind it as well. Spike Lee is tabbed to direct the premiere, with Entourage creator Doug Ellin on board to produce. In fact, the whole idea came out of a guest spot by Tyson on Entourage.
Ellin told Variety, "[Tyson] said to me, 'Why don't you do with my life what you did with Mark [Wahlberg's] life?"
Entourage is loosely based on Wahlberg's early years in Hollywood.
With Entourage wrapping up its run this summer with an eighth and final season, Ellin will have a lot of time on his hands and this could keep him busy. And unless Iron Mike is booked solid on foreign dancing shows and filming another Hangover movie, he'll likely be able to clear his schedule to participate as well.
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