Spike Lee signed on to direct TV series on Mike Tyson’s upbringing

Updated: Sep 01, 2011, 20:33 PM IST

London: Moviemaker Spike Lee has signed on to begin a realistic new TV series based on the upbringing of Mike Tyson.

According to Hollywood Reporter, Network bosses of HBO have ordered the pilot for the show, ‘Da Brick’.

The 54-year-old director has been assigned with directing the project based on the great boxer.

The TV series is based on a script that is being co-written by Tyson.