It looks like NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony and his TV personality wifey LaLa Vazquez are trying to get their Russell and Kimora on. And by that I mean they are getting their mogul on (obviously). The power couple’s Krossover Productions are behind the forthcoming Tyson documentary.
Tyson, acclaimed indie director James Toback’s stylistically inventive portrait of a mesmerizing Mike Tyson, is their first project as executive producers. According to reports, the film ranges from Tyson’s earliest memories of growing up on the mean streets of Brooklyn through his entry into the world of boxing, to his rollercoaster ride in the funhouse of worldwide fame and fortunes won and lost.
“The formation of Krossover came about due to my and Melo’s love for movies, television and eagerness to be apart of something bigger,” LaLa told me via email. “Combing us with [actor] David Haines who is our mentor and a veteran in the business who has worked with will smith for many years was a perfect fit.
“Tyson is a story that needed to be told…especially in HIS own words,” she adds. “He has a cloud of mystery which has produced a lot of misconceptions. This give fans and nah sayers alike a little opening into who he really is.”
Krossover Productions was launched and developed by Melo, LaLa and Haines in November 2008. Based in Los Angeles, the company’s mission is to produce and create global content through the medium of Film and TV that connects to and with all human-kind. Krossover Productions learned of the Tyson project through Damon Bingham, the god son of Muhammed Ali and a producer on the project.
Prior to becoming a partner of Krossover Productions, Haines appeared as an actor in films such as Seven Pounds, Pursuit of Happiness, Ali, and A Good Man is Hard to Find.
Tyson will be released in New York and Los Angeles on April 24th by Sony Pictures Classics.