Spike Lee & Mike Tyson To Bring ‘Undisputed Truth’ To HBO
The former heavyweight champion of the world and independent filmmaker will try once again to create content for HBO with the presentation of the former’s Broadway hit, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth.
Mike Tyson and Spike Lee are planning to bring the hit one-man stage show to TV. Announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming, the performance will be filmed in New York in July and will debut on the network later this year.
“I’m incredibly grateful to HBO for partnering with me and for believing in my story,” said Iron Mike. “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.”
Spike, who tried to bring another Tyson-inspired show Da Brick back in 2011, said, “It was my honor and pleasure to share with Mike Tyson our Broadway debut.” Described as “raw, honest, powerful and full of humor,” the stage production of Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth features the Brooklyn-bred pugilist recounting his life’s highs and lows in his signature candid style. He is open and telling about his youth, expressive and dynamic about his landmark boxing career, and caring and brutally honest about key people in his life in this self-examining look at a real life champion.
Tyson recently wrapped up a ten-week U.S. tour of “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth,” which debuted in Las Vegas in spring 2012 and ran on Broadway last summer, with Lee directing.
“Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” is executive produced by Spike Lee, Mike Tyson, Kiki Tyson, Jon Kilik and James Nederlander; directed by Spike Lee; written by Kiki Tyson.
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