Deadline is reporting that Moonlight star Trevante Rhodes will play Mike Tyson in Hulu’s new “Iron Mike” series about the controversial world champion boxer. The eight-part series is said to explore the wild, tragic and controversial life and career of heavyweight champion Tyson.
Rhodes will also executive produce the series in addition to starring. The actor is best known for his role in the Academy Award-winning 2016 film “Moonlight” and has also starred in Netflix’s Birdbox and Hulu’s The United States Vs. Billie Holiday.
Production is slated to begin later this year. A release date for “Iron Mike” has not been announced yet.