Hollywood actor, Jamie Foxx, shared with his fans today that he is set to play boxing legend Mike Tyson in a movie and has to undergo a body transformation to look the part.

The movie is supposed to be a biopic on Tyson, detailing his life and career journey.

Since the 2014 announcement that Foxx, now 52, would star in a biopic centered on the legendary boxer, the project has been tangled in the web of film development.

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Now, according to Jamie Foxx himself, things are finally moving forward. He posted pictures of himself on his Instagram page showing the transformation his body has been through.

He said:

The transformation begins… “FINDING MIKE”. It is no secret that I have been pursuing the @miketyson biopic for some time… people always ask me when is it going to happen?… things have finally lined up… A few months ago we started the journey… The first but biggest task is to transform the body… with a regiment of pull-ups dips and push-ups we are off to a pretty good start… we have a ways to go but God willing… yesterday on my good friends @markbirnbaum show. I shared these early pics of the process… like I said we have a ways to go… But I am prepared to get there! #swipeleft TYSON!

Here  are the photos he posted:

Below is a video of Mike Tyson’s most popular fights.

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