HBO and director Spike Lee are teaming up for Da Brick, a boxing drama pilot loosely based on former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson's early career.

The project comes from Mike Tyson, Spike Lee, John Ridley, and Entourage creator Doug Ellin.

Spike Lee is directing the pilot from a script by John Ridley. Da Brick will center on aspects of Mike Tyson's upbringing.

The series will be set in Newark, N.J., which is often dubbed "Brick City."