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Spine-tingling trailer for Mike Tyson biopic this summer shows famous Evander Holyfield ear bite and pet tiger

, Spine-tingling trailer for Mike Tyson biopic this summer shows famous Evander Holyfield ear bite and pet tiger

MIKE TYSON’s life story will be subject of a Hulu series this summer.

And an epic new trailer has landed showing some of ‘Iron Mike’s’ incredible highs and ultimate lows.

A new limited series about Mike Tyson’s life is released this August

The Hulu series features the infamous Evander Holyfield ear bite

The former world heavyweight champion will be played by Trevante Rhodes in an eight-episode series.

And the trailer showed there’s no subject off limits from Tyson’s storied life.

The 77-second clip is set to the song ‘I’ve Gotta Be Me’ and features moments from the 55-year-old’s journey.

They include when he bit Evander Holyfield’s ear in the ring in 1997 and when he served time in prison for a rape conviction in 1992.

Tyson’s famous pet tiger also features in the short clip ahead of the series’ August 25 launch.

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Showrunner Karin Gist told Entertainment Weekly that the show will ‘dig deeper’ into Tyson’s life and ‘not meant to glorify’ it.

Gist said: “We were never trying to say that Mike Tyson is a hero or Mike Tyson is a villain.

“Our goal was to take a very complicated and controversial figure and try to get under the hood of what he was praised and vilified for while staying true to our North Star of no one person is one thing.

“Putting stories like this in the spotlight and pulling them out of the shadows is crucial to moving forward and getting the conversation to the next level.

“We wanted people to see Mike’s own culpability in his life and society’s culpability as well’ and ‘to let our audience decide what they think and feel.”

But Tyson condemned the series in a statement back in February on Instagram.

He said: “Hulu’s announcement to do an unauthorized mini-series of the Tyson story without compensation, although unfortunate, isn’t surprising.

“This announcement on the heels of social disparities in our country is a prime example of how Hulu’s corporate greed led to this tone-deaf cultural misappropriation of the Tyson life story.”

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, Spine-tingling trailer for Mike Tyson biopic this summer shows famous Evander Holyfield ear bite and pet tiger
Mike Tyson’s pet tiger is also referred to in the series

, Spine-tingling trailer for Mike Tyson biopic this summer shows famous Evander Holyfield ear bite and pet tiger
Trevante Rhodes plays the ex-world heavyweight champion

, Spine-tingling trailer for Mike Tyson biopic this summer shows famous Evander Holyfield ear bite and pet tiger

Mike Tyson isn’t happy about the series
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