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Spike Lee Prepares 'Mike Tyson: An Undisputed Truth' For a TV Debut on HBO

Photo of Ben Travers By Ben Travers | Indiewire June 26, 2013 at 12:04PM

After a Broadway run and an appearance at this year's Tony awards, Mike Tyson is ready for the next round of his new career as an entertainer. His one-man show, "An Undisputed Truth," will make its television debut later this year with the help of its stage director, Spike Lee. HBO Films' President Michael Lombardo announced today the premium cable channel will air the autobiographical performance after its July shoot in New York.
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Mike Tyson discusses his ups and downs in "An Undisputed Truth."
Mike Tyson discusses his ups and downs in "An Undisputed Truth."

After a Broadway run and an appearance at this year's Tony awards, Mike Tyson is ready for the next round of his new career as an entertainer. His one-man show, "An Undisputed Truth," will make its television debut later this year with the help of its stage director, Spike Lee. HBO Films' President Michael Lombardo announced today the premium cable channel will air the autobiographical performance after its July shoot in New York.

“I’m incredibly grateful to HBO for partnering with me and for believing in my story,” said Tyson. “It is an honor and a privilege to be working with them to bring my one-man show, ‘Undisputed Truth,’ to life on the television screen.”

Lee, who directed the show, has been extremely busy over the past few years. Other than directing a former boxer-turned-actor, Lee released "Red Hook Summer" in August 2012, helmed documentary on Michael Jackson "Bad 25, "executive produced "The Girl Is in Trouble," and has been finishing post-production work on his remake of "Oldboy" before its October 25 release date (or any festival it might pop up at). Add a July shoot date for this documentary, and Mr. Lee has a workload comparable to another prolific New York filmmaker: Woody Allen.

Tyson's show originally debuted in Las Vegas in the spring of 2012 before hitting the road for a 10-week U.S. tour that included a run on Broadway. Take an inside look at the stage show in the video below. 


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