First Look Clip from James Toback's Tyson Documentary
The first movie I'm seeing tomorrow morning at Sundance is Tyson, a documentary about boxer Mike Tyson. It first premiered at Cannes last summer and even earned an A- rating from our correspondent Marco. I'm interested in checking it out but I wasn't fully sold until I saw this brief clip that MTV debuted today. It's getting quite a bit of buzz, but I'm still hesitant that it might be somewhat of a forgettable documentary. I'll find out in a matter of hours, but for those of you not in Park City, this is your first taste of Tyson in the documentary and a look at his softer side. I definitely suggest checking it out.
Watch the first look clip from Tyson:
"In the course of the film, Tyson moves from someone you might think you’d want to steer well clear of to a man you might actually want to meet and speak with, which is a significant accomplishment."
Tyson is both written and directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker James Toback, who wrote Bugsy and directed films like Love and Money, The Big Bang, Black and White, and Harvard Man. The documentary first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year and will be playing at Sundance this year. Tyson was recently bought by Sony Pictures Classics so expect to see it in theaters sometime in 2009.