Oscar winner Jamie Foxx is using TV and press interviews to get another biopic idea off the ground - this time he wants to play ferocious boxer Mike Tyson.

The funnyman-turned-actor, a long time friend of Tyson's, portrayed R+B great Ray Charles in hit movie RAY, and now he hopes that by talking about a film about the ear-chomping fighter it will happen.

Foxx tells film website Moviehole.net, "I think the Mike Tyson story is the most interesting thing.

"Nobody knows the stuff that I know, the stuff that I found out. It would blow your mind.

"Mike Tyson gives you phrases that, if you listen to it, it'll blow your mind. They (media) said 'Mike, how do you feel?' and he said, 'I'm happy. I'm more happy now I don't have any money,' and they said, 'Why, Michael?' 'I don't have to worry about anything. I'm just here.'

And I said, 'That's where you go. Do the story about that and about how he feels now - after he looks back on what all happened."

It's not the only biopic Foxx would like to be involved with - he also has his sights set on a movie about tragic soul great Marvin Gaye.