HBO has bought TV rights to Mike Tyson’s one-man show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth. HBO Films will film the show in July for debut on HBO later in the year. The stage production features “Iron Mike” 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. Tyson recently wrapped a 10-week U.S. tour of the production, which debuted in Las Vegas in spring 2012 and ran on Broadway last summer, with filmmaker Spike Lee directing. Lee and Tyson — who also collaborated on the HBO pilot Da Brick, a drama series inspired by Tyson’s childhood that the premium network passed on last year — are among the exec producers, as is Kiki Tyson, who also wrote; Jon Kilik; and James Nederlander.
By LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist | Tuesday June 25, 2013 @ 1:20pm PDTTags: Big Deals TV, HBO, Mike Tyson, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, Spike Lee
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