The actor is said to have been approached by the film’s executive producer earlier in the year. Tyson is expected to play the role of a property developer and street fighter. The idea of having Mike Tyson in the film is to pit the disciplines of boxing and Martial arts against each other.
IP Man 3 will also include a digitally resurrected Bruce Lee. The protagonist of the story, Yip man, was a master to Bruce Lee, so the film will explore the master-student relationship between the two.
Directed by Wilson Yip, the film is produced by Hong Kong-based Pegasus Motion Pictures with producer Raymond Wong. IP man 3 has a budget of $38 million and commenced its principal photography last March in Shanghai, China.
The movie is expected to hit cinemas in the first quarter of 2016.