Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson is bringing a loose version of his life to HBO, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The series titled Da Brick will be directed by Spike Lee, written and run by John Ridley and have some participation from Entourage creator Doug Ellin and his producing partner, Jim Lefkowitz.

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Da Brick will not be a verbatim retelling of Tyson's early days in the boxing ring. Instead of taking place in New York, where Tyson was raised, for example, Da Brick will be set in Newark, N.J. (the series name is a reference to Newark's nickname).