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...
When Showtime adapted the Barbershop film franchise into a series (Sundays at 10 pm/ET), actors' faces weren't the only thing that changed. Some character names got a tweak, too. Case in point: The resident impressionable foreigner known as Dinka on the big screen is now Yinka (that is, an actual African name). Here, Yinka's portrayer, Gbenga Akinnagbe tells TVGuide.com what it's like to inherit a film role, why you absolutely should not let him near your hair and why Nigerian actors are a force to be reckoned with.
TVGuide.com: A couple of the Barbershop TV series' characters are new, but yours [originally played by Leonard Earl Howze] is a holdover from the film Does that make it easier or harder for an actor?Gbenga Akinnagbe: A lot of us are playing characters who were in the movie, but I think it was