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Spike Lee to Direct an HBO Drama Loosely Based on Mike Tyson’s Life

Mike Tyson, Spike Lee, and and Entourage creator Doug Ellin are teaming up to create Da Brick, an HBO drama loosely based on Tyson's early years as a boxer. Lee is set to direct the series, which is described as "a contemporary exploration of what it means to be a young, black man in supposedly post-racial America." The show will be set in current-day Newark, New Jersey, a town often dubbed "Brick City." The star has not been cast yet. Given Tyson's ridiculous history and life story, this could be excellent. [Deadline, HR]