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Jamie Foxx is the master of transforming for a role — remember when he was Ray Charles for like two years?! But this time, the transformation is like none other. Foxx is going from slim to stacked in order to take on the role of Mike Tyson!

The transformation is two-fold: First, Foxx had to lay the foundation to even get the project done. The actor spoke about the process on the Instagram Live series “Catching Up w/ Mark Birnbaum”, telling the restaurateur that they’ve, “officially got the real ball rolling.”

Second, is the physical transformation. Jamie has been putting on the muscle mass in order to look like Iron Mike, hoping to get to 216lbs by the time shooting starts. Foxx said he’s been working out “every other day,” “with a regiment of pull-ups dips and push-ups.” And he went ahead and flexed on IG for all to see.

Not many details have been released about the project that just barely underway, but Jamie did reveal he’s hoping to “show the moments of the different Mikes” and highlight the controversial boxer in a different. “We want to show everybody evolves,” Foxx stated. “I think when we lay the layers on Mike Tyson in this story, I think everybody from young and old will be able to understand this man’s journey.” Check out his chat with Birnbaum below (the Tyson stuff starts at the 53:00 mark)…

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