Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Sony Hack Reveals the Insufferable Whiteness of Hollywood Sony Hack Reveals the Insufferable Whiteness of Hollywood '106 & PARK' Says Goodbye Today, Dec 19 at 6pm, w/ Live, 2-hour, Star-Studded Finale! '106 & PARK' Says Goodbye Today, Dec 19 at 6pm, w/ Live, 2-hour, Star-Studded Finale! Up Next for Justin Simien ('Dear White People') - Comedy 'Make a Wish' Starring Anthony Mackie Up Next for Justin Simien ('Dear White People') - Comedy 'Make a Wish' Starring Anthony Mackie The Best of Black Television in 2014 The Best of Black Television in 2014 Don't Stop With 'Sorority Sisters' or There Might Be More 'All My Babies' Mamas' (Remember That?) Don't Stop With 'Sorority Sisters' or There Might Be More 'All My Babies' Mamas' (Remember That?) A Boatload of Photos From 'With This Ring' (Regina Hall, Jill Scott, Eve Star - Coming January 2015) A Boatload of Photos From 'With This Ring' (Regina Hall, Jill Scott, Eve Star - Coming January 2015) Unconfirmed Report Says That Viola Davis Has Been Cast to Play Amanda Waller in 'Suicide Squad' Unconfirmed Report Says That Viola Davis Has Been Cast to Play Amanda Waller in 'Suicide Squad' Tessa Thompson Books Female Lead Role in Ryan Coogler's 'Creed' Opposite Michael B. Jordan Tessa Thompson Books Female Lead Role in Ryan Coogler's 'Creed' Opposite Michael B. Jordan Kevin Hart Gives Will Ferrell Cornrows in First Poster for Comedy 'Get Hard' Kevin Hart Gives Will Ferrell Cornrows in First Poster for Comedy 'Get Hard' For the Cinephile on Your Shopping List: 'Separate Cinema - The First 100 Years of Black Poster Art' For the Cinephile on Your Shopping List: 'Separate Cinema - The First 100 Years of Black Poster Art' Samuel L. Jackson Has His Own Challenge for Other Celebrites in Reaction to "Racist Police" (Watch) Samuel L. Jackson Has His Own Challenge for Other Celebrites in Reaction to "Racist Police" (Watch) Why Aren’t We Talking About the Sexual Assault in 'Beyond the Lights'? Why Aren’t We Talking About the Sexual Assault in 'Beyond the Lights'? Imagine Billie Holiday as a Vampire, w/ a Punk Band, Consumed w/ Fixing the World's Problems... (Fundraising!) Imagine Billie Holiday as a Vampire, w/ a Punk Band, Consumed w/ Fixing the World's Problems... (Fundraising!) Leaked Sony Emails Reveal Interest in Destiny's Child Biopic + Immersive Kanye West Feature Film Experience Leaked Sony Emails Reveal Interest in Destiny's Child Biopic + Immersive Kanye West Feature Film Experience Ava DuVernay Earns Her Way Into the History Books - First Black Woman Director to Be Nominated for a Golden Globe Award Ava DuVernay Earns Her Way Into the History Books - First Black Woman Director to Be Nominated for a Golden Globe Award Watch Teaser for 'Being Mary Jane' Season 2 + Details on Story, Guest Stars Watch Teaser for 'Being Mary Jane' Season 2 + Details on Story, Guest Stars Third 'Best Man' Movie Gets a Title, an Official 2016 Release Date & A Most Unexpected Wedding Third 'Best Man' Movie Gets a Title, an Official 2016 Release Date & A Most Unexpected Wedding My MoviePass Experience - What Works & What Could Be Improved (The Movie Theater Subscription Service) My MoviePass Experience - What Works & What Could Be Improved (The Movie Theater Subscription Service) Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Samuel L. Jackson: '12 Years A Slave' Proof That Hollywood Still Isn't Ready To Deal w/ Racism Samuel L. Jackson: '12 Years A Slave' Proof That Hollywood Still Isn't Ready To Deal w/ Racism

Spike Lee, HBO & Mike Tyson Team Up Again For 'Undisputed Truth' (Remember 'Da Brick'?)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act June 25, 2013 at 5:41PM

Spike Lee, HBO & Mike Tyson Team Up Again For 'Undisputed Truth' (Remember 'Da Brick'?)
0

Tyson and Lee
Mike Tyson, Spike Lee and HBO are teaming up to bring Tyson's one-man stage show to TV in HBO Films' Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. 

It will be filmed in New York in July and will debut on the network later this year.

Described as raw, honest, powerful and full of humor, the stage production of Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth features Iron Make recounting his life's highs and lows in his signature candid style. He opens up about his troubled youth, landmark boxing career, key people in his life, controversies, time in prison, self-examination, family and new beginnings.

"I'm incredibly grateful to HBO for partnering with me and for believing in my story," said Tyson. "It is an honor and a privilege to be working with them to bring my one-man show, 'Undisputed Truth,' to life on the television screen."

Tyson recently wrapped up a ten-week U.S. tour of "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth," which debuted in Las Vegas in spring 2012 and ran on Broadway last summer, with Lee directing.

Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth is executive produced by Spike Lee, Mike Tyson, Kiki Tyson, Jon Kilik and James Nederlander; directed by Spike Lee; written by Kiki Tyson.

Well at least HBO, Spike and Mike are on "speaking terms" after the cable TV network passed on Da Brick last year - the proposed TV series that was based on Tyson's youth, and was said to focus on the experiences of a young, black man living in "post-racial" America. John Boyega was to star, with Spike directing and executive producing. John Ridley penned the script.

The pilot was shot, and I'm hoping that HBO eventually releases it (maybe online) so that we can all see what exactly they passed on.

Spike and HBO do have a long relationship, with both of his Katrina documentaries making their TV premieres on the network. There's also the Marion Barry biopic which Eddie Murphy is supposed to star in, with Spike directing, which HBO is backing. No word on where that stands.

This article is related to: TV News, Spike Lee, Mike Tyson


Shadow & ActNewsletter