The Executioner's Game: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures and Original Films have picked up filmmaker Gary Hardwick's upcoming novel "The Executioner's Game" as a starring vehicle for Jamie Foxx.

The novel, to be released by Harper Collins in January, follows Foxx as an undercover operative for an ultra-secret government agency who must track down and assassinate his mentor, who has gone rogue. Hardwick will adapt his book.

Although he wrote and directed his last two features, Deliver Us from Eva and The Brothers, he is not attached to direct at this time.