Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is partnering with award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee to bring his one-man Broadway show to television. The intimate and raw Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth will broadcast on HBO later this year.
“Mike Tyson’s one-man show is a fascinating journey into his storied life and career, and we are thrilled to have Spike Lee bring it from the stage to the screen for our viewers,” said Michael Lombardo, HBO’s president of programming.
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Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth began its run on Broadway at the Longacre Theater in 2012. The play was written by Tyson’s wife Kiki Tyson and directed by Lee. The 2 hour performance offers insight into the highs and lows of a man who has been in the public eye for 25 years.
“I’m incredibly grateful to HBO for partnering with me and for believing in my story,” added Tyson. “It is an honor and a privilege to be working with them to bring my one-man show, Undisputed Truth, to life on the television screen.”