Hulu’s Mike Tyson miniseries adds Harvey Keitel – The Hollywood Reporter


Hulu’s limited series on Mike Tyson, Iron mike, completes its casting.

The eight-episode series, which stars Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight) as a former heavyweight champion, added Harvey Keitel, Laura Harrier, Grace Zabriskie, Olunike Adeliyi and TJ Atoms to their cast. All will have recurring roles in the drama, which is currently in production.

Keitel, Oscar nominee (Pulp Fiction, The Irishman) will play Cus D’Amato, Tyson’s first coach, mentor and ultimately adoptive father. Harrier (Netflix’s Hollywood) will play Robin Givens, the actress and first wife of Tyson, beautiful and outspoken.

Zabriskie (Twin Peaks, great love) plays Camille D’Amato, Cus’ wife who considers Mike a son – and is shocked when Robin confronts her about Mike paying his mortgage. Adeliyi (Working moms, the extent) will play Lorna Mae, Mike’s mother, who has been hardened by a system designed to keep her down. Atoms (Wu-Tang: an American saga) plays Barkim, a thief and longtime friend of Mike’s who recognizes the talent of the young boxer.

Iron mike comes from Disney’s 20th Television and the team behind Me, Tonya – screenwriter Steven Rogers, director Craig Gillespie and star / producer Margot Robbie. Karin Gist (Our kind of people, mixed) will serve as the showrunner. Tyson himself has criticized the series, saying it is unauthorized and “a prime example of how the greed of Hulu’s businesses has led to this muted cultural diversion of my life story.”

Tyson is collaborating with Jamie Foxx, director Antoine Fuqua and executive producer Martin Scorsese on a licensed miniseries about his life, which is sold to potential buyers.

Rogers, Gillespie and Gist produce with Gist’s production partner, Claire Brown of The Gist of It; Bryan Unkeless and Scott Morgan of Clubhouse Pictures; Tom Ackerley and Margot Robbie of LuckyChap; Darin Friedman of Entertainment 360; and Anthony Hemingway, Anthony Sparks, Samantha Corbin-Miller and Rhodes.

Keitel is replaced by Untitled Entertainment; Harrier by Principal Entertainment, ICM Partners and Peikoff Mahan; Zabriskie by innovative artists; Adeliyi by Shortlist Artist Management in Canada, Affirmative Entertainment and Brecheen Feldman; and Atoms by APA, Roger Paul Talent and Persona PR.


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