Mike Tyson has blasted Hulu for allegedly producing the next series about his life without his consent.
Starring Moonlight actor Trevante Rhodes as the former heavyweight champion, fans were recently treated to a tense flavor of what’s to come in the eight-parter, which promises to give a ‘look no allowed and unrestricted” on the life of one of the most controversial sports personalities in history.
Formerly titled Iron Mike, Mike explores the tumultuous highs and lows of the 56-year-old’s boxing career and personal life – from being a beloved world athlete to an outcast and back again.
Mike also examines class and race in America, the fame and power of the media, misogyny, the wealth divide, and the promise of the American dream.
Still, the former pro shared his feelings about the biopic on Instagram.
“Don’t let Hulu fool you,” he wrote.
“I don’t support their story about my life. It’s not 1822. It’s 2022. They stole my life and history didn’t pay me.
“To Hulu execs, I’m just an****r they can auction off.”
Mike was created by me, Tonya screenwriter Steven Rogers, with Margot Robbie and her husband, Tom Ackerley, among the executive producers.
In September 2021, the first images saw Trevante and Laura Harriet step out in New York as Mike and his first wife Robin Givens.
The American actress divorced Mike in 1989 after being married for eight months and was shocked by the boxer’s biography Fire and Fear: The Inside Story of Mike Tyson – released the same year as the divorce.
The book mentions the time he hit Robin while they were married.
Alongside Trevante and Laura, Russell Hornsby, Harvey Keitel, Li Eubanks, Olunike Adeliyi and BJ Minor also star.
Metro.co.uk has contacted Hulu for comment.
Mike will premiere on Disney+ in the UK under the Star banner on September 8.
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