"HBO has bought TV rights to Mike Tyson’s one-man show, ‘Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth,’ to be directed by Spike Lee," reports Deadline.com.
The story continues, "HBO Films will film the show in July for debut on HBO later in the year. The stage production features ‘Iron Mike’ recounting his life’s highs and lows in his signature candid style."
The byline of the story reads someone new to Deadline.com, Lisa de Moraes, TV Columnist. Earlier Deadline said that it has hired de Moraes, noting that she is "the hugely respected and popular Washington Post journalist who for 15 years wrote the well sourced and widely read ‘The TV Column’ several times a week. Effective immediately, de Moraes becomes Deadline.com’s TV Columnist, covering the business of TV with her deep sources and outstanding knowledge and unusual fearlessness."
The announcement of de Moraes, long a good friend of TVWeek, also notes: "Before joining The Washington Post in 1998, de Moraes served for nearly 10 years as Television Editor for The Hollywood Reporter."
De Moraes lived primarily in the Washington, D.C., area when working for The Post. She has moved to Los Angeles for her new position with Deadline.com.
De Moraes joins Deadline’s TV editor Nellie Andreeva in covering the TV beat for the site.