Mike Tyson set to relaunch acting career starring alongside Hafthor Bjornsson

Mike Tyson is back in Hollywood, and this time he’s bringing a man mountain with him.

Tyson, who made a return to the boxing ring at the end of 2020 to take on Roy Jones Jr, previously saw success in The Hangover franchise.

And now he’s set for a lead role in Desert Strike, alongside strongman and Game of Thrones star Hafthor Bjornsson.

In the two-minute trailer, Tyson’s character Rick leads a group of refugees through a desert when helicopters fly overhead.

Rick reassures them: “Don't be afraid, the bombs are far away, you'll be safe here.”

Though their safety is short-lived as Fran, played by Bjornsson, turns up with a number of gun-wielding heavies.

The film is set to be released in the UK and US on video-on-demand sometime in the middle of this year.

Tyson had previously said on his recognition as an actor: “You run into some kid, this is a real humbling experience.

“I went to this high school. Six hundred kids in the room, 700 kids, maybe 1,000. They had this big screen, giant, 10-by-10.

“They were showing the kids some of my fights because they didn’t know who I was. They just thought I was an actor from The Hangover.

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“This one little Mexican kid said, ‘I think my grandfather told me about you.’ [Laughs.] Never in my life am I going to forget that. You talk about a humbling experience.

“Once we got to the stage, everything seemed to take a transformation. The stage is something that is transcendent.

“No one else matters. You’re in your own little Zen sort of comfort. It’s just amazing.”

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