Feb 20, 2020
Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins
headlines biopic Cus and Mike, set to play Mike Tyson
’s legendary trainer, Cus D’Amato
Anthony Hopkins is set to bring his Oscar-and-Emmy-winning repertory skill set to the boxing ring… well, a ring-adjacent location, anyway, set to play trainer Cus D’Amato, in a developing fact-based film project about how the legendary prepper of pugilists molded one fighter in particular, Mike Tyson.
The launch of Berlin's European Film Market (Efm
) has yielded a most intriguing project from Patriot Pictures
, a biopic titled Cus and Mike, which, as revealed by Deadline, will have Hopkins headline as the titular trainer. The film is set with The Notebook
director Nick Cassavetes
, who will work off an original screenplay by Desmond Nakano
, based on Montieth Illingworth
’s 1991 biography, Mike Tyson: Money, Myth, and Betrayal.
Knighted Welsh legend Hopkins’s role as D’Amato – who wrought two-time heavyweight