Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Jamie Foxx and Daughter Team for Netflix Comedy ‘Dad Stop Embarrassing Me’

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*Jamie Foxx has teamed with Netflix for a comedy series starring the actor and inspired by his relationship with daughter Corinne Foxx

According to Variety, Bentley Kyle Evans will serve as EP/Showrunner on the series titled “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me,” while Foxx and his daughter will also executive produce. David Alan Grier co-stars as a recurring character along with Kyla-Drew, Porscha Coleman, and Jonathan Kite, Heather Hemmens and Valente Rodriguez.

Foxx and Corinne previously collaborated on the Fox competition series “Beat Shazam,” which Jamie hosts and his daughter serves as DJ.

This will be Jamie’s first TV starring role since “The Jamie Foxx Show,” which was co-created by Evans. 

READ MORE: Jamie Foxx and ‘Project Power’ Cast Urge America to ‘Stand Up’ for Black Women

In related news, back in 2014 it was announced that Foxx had been cast to play Mike Tyson. In June, the actor confirmed that the movie is now in the works, EURweb previously reported. 

“It’s a definitive yes,” said Foxx while on Mark Birnbaum’s Instagram Live series “Catching Up.”

“Look, doing biographies is a tough thing,” he said, per TMZ. “Sometimes it takes 20 years to get them done. But we officially got the real ball rolling.”

The Oscar-winner said he’s excited to show audiences the “different lives” of Tyson. 

“We want to show everybody evolves,” Foxx said. “I think when we lay the layer of Mike Tyson in this story, I think everybody from young and old will be able to understand this man’s journey.”

Foxx also explained how he’s transforming his body to portray Tyson saying, “And then just the technology of how I’m gonna look, I guarantee you people will run up on me in the street, and ask for autographs, and think that I’m Mike.”

He went on to explain that his daily workout consists of 60 pull-ups, 60 dips, 100 push-ups .

“It’s changing the body. Top half,” he said.  But when it comes to his lower body… “I ain’t got no legs, I ain’t got no calf muscles so we’re gonna have to get some prosthetics for that,” Foxx revealed.

Foxx will play young Mike at 216 pounds when shooting begins — and to play older Mike, he’ll “balloon to 225, 230 which will look like 250 on-screen.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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