Mike Tyson, Pamela Anderson in Talks for Film Adaptation of VERNON GOD LITTLE

Mike Tyson, Pamela Anderson in Talks for Film Adaptation of VERNON GOD LITTLE

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mike Tyson, Pamela Anderson, and Russell Brand are currently in talks to join Werner Herzog's big screen adaptation of DBC Pierre's VERNON GOD LITTLE. The film features a script by Andrew Birkin.

VERNON GOD LITTLE "tells the story of a normal teenager whose startled when his best friend, Jesus Navarro, murders their classmates in the schoolyard, and Vernon is taken in for questioning. The story unfolds with Vernon existing in a hyper-real world of accusation and betrayal."

Tyson would take on the role of the murderer in the film, set to be lead by Austin Abrams and Sasha Pieterse. Pieterse will play Abrams' love interest, "while Brand will play a scheming newspaper reporter looking for an angle on the story. Anderson will play an undisclosed role in the film. Tyson's character delivers the line in the novel that gives the book and film its title."

Tyson is a larger-than-life legend both in and out of the ring. Tenacious, talented, and thrilling to watch, Tyson embodies the grit and electrifying excitement of the sport. With nicknames such as "Iron" Mike, Kid Dynamite, and The Baddest Man on the Planet, it's no surprise that Tyson's legacy is the stuff of a legend. Tyson was one of the most feared boxers in the ring-- and one look at his resume proves he is one of boxing's greats: Aside from having been the undisputed heavyweight champion, Tyson holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles. He was the first heavyweight boxer to hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles simultaneously. In 2011 Tyson was also inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame. Tyson's enduring mass appeal owes not only to his incomparable athleticism, but to his huge personality and unrivaled showmanship. And his ability to work a crowd extends far beyond the ring- Tyson's career in entertainment spans blockbuster movies (The Hangover and The Hangover 2), television (the Animal Planet's "Taking on Tyson"), and his own clothing company (shirts are available on his website). Tyson is also the CEO of his own Production Company, Tyrannic Productions, and currently has a few film projects in development.

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