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Anthony Hopkins to play Mike Tyson’s trainer Cus D’Amato in Cus And Mike

February 25th, 2020 | by vBollywood Author
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Anthony Hopkins to play Mike Tyson’s trainer Cus D’Amato in Cus And Mike
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Veteran actor Anthony Hopkins has been roped in to play boxing icon Mike Tyson’s legendary trainer Cus D’Amato in Cus And Mike.

According to a report posted in Deadline, the upcoming film will focus on D’Amato and how he trained Mike Tyson to become the youngest heavyweight title winner ever and one of the most focused boxers of his generation.
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Nick Cassavetes is directing the film, which is being touted as a character study and a sports-biopic.

The Patriot Pictures film is based on the original screenplay by Desmond Nakano, and the book Mike Tyson: Money, Myth, and Betrayal by Montieth Illingworth.

“This is an absolute dream scenario for me. An opportunity to work with Sir Anthony in a movie about two of my all-time heroes, Cus D’Amato and Mike Tyson, the most ferocious (and my favorite) fighter who ever lived?

“In a story about father figures that disappear too soon? I’m in heaven. So happy that my first film with Mike Mendelsohn and Patriot Pictures is this one. It should be one for the ages” Cassavetes said in a statement.

D’Amato, who passed away in 1985, also trained Floyd Patterson and Jose Torres.

Photo courtesy: www.variety.com

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