Mike Tyson has joined the cast of the medical thriller “Black Flies.”
The former world heavyweight champion boxer will return to a role in the drama along with Sean Penn and Ty Sheridan.
The story is a film adaptation of Shannon Burke’s novel and unfolds in the world of New York City paramedics and looks at what work inflicts on their lives. Directed by Jean-Stefan Sover.
Sheridan will play a freshman who drives out on the street of the Big Apple driving an ambulance with a sown veteran (played by Peng). The choices they make lead them in opposite directions – when a new person shows a desire to help people who are at a turning point.
Burke co-wrote the screenplay with Ben McBrown and Ryan King.
Tyson will play the couple’s top officer, and his role is described as the lead in the film.
The 55-year-old big boxer has played himself in films such as “Hangover” and “Scary Movie 4”, but for Iron Mike it will be a rare acting game.
“Black Flies” is produced by Warren Goose and Eric Gold for Sculptor Media, as well as Christopher Kopp and Lucan To.
Meanwhile, Jamie Foxx has previously suggested he is moving forward over a biopic about Tyson, and explained how he trained to get the physique of the legendary fighter.
He said: “It is categorically true.
“Look, making biographies is a difficult thing. Sometimes it takes 20 years to make them. But we’ve officially got a real ball.”
Fox added: “Every day I do 60 pull-ups, 60 push-ups, 100 push-ups. I don’t have calf muscles, so we may have to have prosthetics for that. “