Bruce Willis to Play Mike Tyson's Trainer Cus D’Amato
Bruce Willis is set to play famed boxing trainer Cus D’Amato in the new drama “Cornerman,” about discovering Mike Tyson. The casting was announced on Monday morning.
The film will be made by “Homeland” actor Rupert Friend, marking his debut in the director’s chair.
“Cornerman” is set in the 1980s New York, as it chronicles how D’Amato went from training some of the boxing world’s biggest champions to finding a 13-year-old Tyson. That role has not yet been cast.
The movie will start shooting in the fall.