Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Jamie Foxx: Actor Inks Overall Deal with Sony Pictures to Produce Features

 

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*Jamie Foxx has inked an overall deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment to develop and produce feature films with his producing partner Datari Turner.

“Jamie is wildly creative, funny and brilliant, he walks the walk, he talks the talk and we are so proud to be in this partnership with Jamie and Datari,” Sanford Panitch, president of the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, said in a statement. “We already have a few projects secretly going and this is only the beginning.” 

Outside of his Sony deal, Foxx has several projects lined up, including the Disney and Pixar film “Soul,” which is slated to hit theaters November 20. The actor voices a jazz player who suddenly dies and his soul then attempts to make its way back to Earth to keep on living.

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


Here’s the official synopsis for “Soul”:

Joe Gardner is a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22, who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living, he may just discover the answers to some of life’s most important questions.

Foxx also has the sci-fi thriller “They Cloned Tyrone,” coming to Netflix, co-starring Teyonah Parris and John Boyega. The story follows the three as they get caught up in a mysterious government conspiracy. 

EURweb previously reported, Foxx is starring in and producing the Netflix comedy series “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me,” based on his relationship with his daughter Corinne. 

The actor also recently spoke of his workout routine as he prepares to bulk up to portray Mike Tyson in a biopic.

“Look, doing biographies is a tough thing,” Foxx 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,” he 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 is 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 said his daily workout consists of 60 pull-ups, 60 dips, 100 push-ups .

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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