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Spike Lee Giving Mike Tyson the "Entourage" Treatment for HBO

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    Regardless of your feelings about the man, Mike Tyson is unquestionably one of the more bizarre and fascinating men of our age. Thinking about what Spike Lee could do with his life story has us more than a little excited.

    Last year, while making an appearance on "Entourage," Tyson told producer Doug Ellin that they should do with his own story what they did with Mark Wahlberg's. Ellin took the idea to his partner Jim Lefkowitz, and they in turn went to John Ridley for a script, who later convinced Spike Lee to direct.

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    HBO's "Da Brick" will be set in present day Newark, NJ, aka "Brick City," and will be "a contemporary exploration of what it means to be a young, black man in supposedly post-racial America and is loosely inspired by aspects of Mike Tyson’s youth," reported Deadline.

    From street thug to pigeon lover to world-boxer to convicted rapist to prison philosopher to grieving father to "Hangover" cameo maker, Tyson's has been a wild ride, and he's come through it a strangely thoughtful man, despite sometimes lacking the command of language to express himself.

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    We can't recommend highly enough James Toback's documentary "Tyson," which is loaded with new interviews and old footage. Check the trailer:

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    You haven't seen adorable until you've watched Cat's 2 year old son cuddle up to Iron Mike! But the Baddest man on the Planet clearly has a dark side when he's not making the little ones laugh. He shares the highs and the lows on Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf, and also gives us some insight into his newfound love of racing pigeons, documented on his Animal Planet show, Taking on Tyson. (Published Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014)