‘Cornerman’ is an upcoming biopic starring Bruce Willis as Cus D’Amato. The true story follows D’Amato as he recruits and trains Mike Tyson in his formative years.
Boxing fans will know the name as the influential man behind one of the most feared men in heavyweight boxing history. Rupert Friend will chronicle D’Amato’s mentorship of Tyson, from young prospect, ‘Kid Dynamite’, to lineal heavyweight champion.
This boxing biopic will be Friend’s directorial debut as he has previously focused on acting. You may have seen him as the titular character in Hitman: Agent 47.
No word yet on who will play young ‘Iron Mike’ but boxing fans will be no doubt excited to see his rise under the tutorship of Cus D’Amato.