Tyson, Lee teaming up on Broadway?
Mike Tyson’s Broadway debut looks like it might be a Spike Lee project.
TMZ reports that Lee is in final talks to direct the one man show "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" on the Great White Way.
"Spike Lee is gonna be involved," Tyson, 45, told the site. "Oh yeah, it’s awesome."
Lee, 55, reportedly got the chance to see Tyson’s show — which tells not only the story of his rise and fall as a boxing great but also of his tumultuous youth growing up as the son of a pimp and prostitute in Brooklyn — during a week-long run in Las Vegas in April.
The two have already begun discussing changes for the show’s Broadway debut.
Lee is reportedly working with theater mogul Jimmy Nederlander Jr. to bring the show to a Broadway stage, possibly even by the end of the summer. The show was originally staged at the MGM Grand, where Tyson famously bit off a part of competitor Evander Holyfield’s ear during a fight.
This will not be Lee’s first time on Broadway. He made his Broadway debut with "Stalag 17" in 2007 and also recorded the quirky Broadway musical "Passing Strange" for a limited release film, which also was available via On-Demand cable.