Hulu’s upcoming limited series about Mike Tyson, Iron Mike, has added to its cast, with a handful of actors joining the series, according to a recent report from The Hollywood Reporter.Harvey Keitel, Laura Harrier, Grace Zabriskie, Olunike Adeliyi, and TJ Atoms have all joined the cast of the series, all of whom will have recurring roles as well. They’ll join Trevante Rhodes, who is set to star in the series and portray the iconic former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.
The cast and their respective roles in the upcoming series are as follows:
Harvey Keitel (Pulp Fiction) as Cus D’Amato, the first trainer that Tyson had and someone who would eventually become a mentor and adoptive father to the man
Laura Harrier (Spider-Man: Homecoming, BlacKkKlansman) as Robin Givens, the actress and Tyson’s first wife
Grace Zabriskie (Twin Peaks) as Camille D’Amato, Cus’ wife and a motherly figure to Tyson
Olunike Adeliyi (The Expanse) as Lorna Mae, Tyson’s mother
TJ Atoms (Wu-Tang: An American Saga, Orange is the New Black) as Barkim, a thief and early friend of Tyson
Iron Mike is set to explore the wild life of legendary boxing figure Mike Tyson, someone who has become one of the most polarizing people in all of sports history. A heavyweight boxing legend, Tyson has been a controversial figure for both his boxing career and personal life.
Tyson was convicted of rape in 1992 and served three years in prison as a result. After being released, Tyson attempted to regain his glory in boxing but failed to do so. Infamously, he was disqualified after biting Evander Holyfield’s ear during a boxing bout. Following several losses that damaged his legacy, Tyson retired in 2006. He recently returned for an exhibition match against Roy Jones Jr. and has rehabbed his image significantly in the past decade and a half, having appeared in The Hangover among other acting roles and hosting a popular podcast.