Director James Toback is planning a feature documentary about former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson which traces how the fighter self-destructed and let a fortune and his ring legacy slip away reports Variety.
Toback will prepare “Tyson” using more than 30 hours of recently completed interviews with the ex-champ. The director said his subject pulls no punches in chronicling every aspect of his rise and fall.
Amongst the topics – his time under the wing of promoter Don King, marriage to actresss Robin Givens, his knockout of Buster Douglas, the prison term for a sexual assault conviction and biting off Evander Holyfield’s ear in the ring.
ICM will sell worldwide rights when the doco is completed this Fall.