With the Robin Hood (Taron Egerton) and Maid Marian (Eve Hewson) roles locked up for Lionsgate's gritty reboot Robin Hood: Origins, the rest of the cast is starting to get filled out. Deadline reports that Jamie Foxx has come aboard to star as Little John, although this version of the character will be much different than the original folklore tale. This incarnation of Little John is said to start out not trusting Robin Hood, because they both fought on the opposite side of The Crusades. But he eventually warms up to the hero.
Joby Harold (Knights of the Round Table) wrote the screenplay, which offers a revisionist take on the beloved Robin Hood tale. The plot follows the title character, who returns home from fighting in The Crusades. He discovers that his beloved Sherwood Forest has become a den of corruption, leading him to form a band of merry outlaws to take back his homeland.Read More
Paramount has yet to confirm the news, but if it's true, this would reunite Martin Scorsese with his The Wolf of Wall Street screenwriter Terence Winter. Mike Tyson himself teased in a July 2014 interview with IGN that Martin Scorsese will be involved, and that they plan to use the same performance capture techniques from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, that would allow Jamie Foxx to play Iron Mike from the early stages of his career to present day.
In 1987, at just 20 years of age, Mike Tyson became the youngest undisputed heavyweight champion in boxing history. He successfully defended his titles nine times until he suffered a shocking knockout loss at the hands of James "Buster" Douglas in 1990. The boxer was convicted of rape in 1992 and was sentenced to serve six years in prison, but he was released after only three years. He managed to retain his WBA and WBC titles in 1996, but he was stripped of his WBC title and lost the WBA belt to Evander Holyfield in November 1996. Their 1997 rematch was marred with controversy, after Mike Tyson bit a portion of Evander Holyfield's ear off. Mike Tyson retired with a professional record of 50 wins (44 by knockout), six losses and two no-contests. Michael Jai White previously portrayed the boxer in the 1995 HBO biopic Tyson. Take a look at Jamie Foxx's radio interview below, with the Mike Tyson portion coming at the 8:15 mark.Read More
Following the success of last year's Spring Breakers, indie filmmaker Harmony Korine has attached Oscar-winning actors Jamie Foxx and Benicio Del Toro to his new film entitled The Trap.
No story details have been given, except that it's an ensemble crime drama, which is described as the filmmaker's most ambitious project to date. No details were given for Jamie Foxx and Benicio Del Toro's characters.Read More
The sun will come out December 19, as an all-star cast lines up for Annie. Columbia Pictures has released a final trailer for this updated take on the Broadway musical sash hit, featuring Quvenzhané Wallis as the iconic orphan and Jamie Foxx as the big daddy who saves her from a life of impoverishment.
Annie follows a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her own way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard knock life ever since, with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). But everything's about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx), advised by his brilliant VP, Grace (Rose Byrne) and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy (Bobby Cannavale) - makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Stacks believes he's her guardian angel, but Annie's self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it's the other way around.Read More
A classic musical gets a whole new look in the latest international trailer for Annie, starring Jamie Foxx. Fresh off his villainous turn as Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Foxx stars as New York City mayoral candidate Will Stacks, who sees his prospects for election improve when he saves a young orphan (Quvenzhané Wallis) from getting run over. Watch as this young girl begins to transform his life.
This latest footage from director Will Gluck's musical co-stars Rose Byrne, Cameron Diaz, Bobby Cannavale and David Zayas. Arriving in theaters December 19.Read More
With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arriving on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow (August 19), we have a new featurette and a deleted scene, both of which feature Jamie Foxx as Electro. The featurette showcases the elaborate and extensive make-up process Jamie Foxx had to undergo with makeup effects artist Howard Berger. The actor also explains how Electro's voice has changed after he is turned into a super villain, with his vocal chords burned during an electrical accident.
In addition, we also have a deleted scene which introduces fans to Max Dillon's cranky mother, who isn't exactly supportive of anything Max does.Read More
Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to star as the title character in the Screen Gems action-comedy The Black Phantom, replacing Jamie Foxx.
We reported in March that both Jamie Foxx and Kevin Hart were in talks to star, but Jamie Foxx was forced to pull out due to scheduling conflicts. The story centers on a hitman (Kevin Hart) who learns that his employer has sent a colleague known only as The Black Phantom (Samuel L. Jackson) to kill him. They end up forming a unique partnership together as they seek revenge.Read More