Jamie Foxx Signs Sony Pictures Deal!
Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx and his producing partner Datari Turner have signed a deal with the studio to develop and produce feature films. Continue on for more about Jamie Foxx Sony Pictures deal…
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My grandmother used to say that I would do great things with great people and inspire a generation… I know she’s looking down on me from heaven… saying. “I’m proud of you son… against all odds my little big head boy from Terrell Texas done good!” With tears of joy running down my cheeks at this moment… I am humbled and grateful… I want to thank the people at Sony for believing in me… I want to thank my team Rick Yorn and associates. Rick Chuck Ian and James… and a huge thank you to my producing partner @datariturner you are a rare gem… let’s go kill it all!!! My CAA team, Jon Teiber, Steve Smooke Alex Avant Biggups!!
CelebnMovies247.com reports that Jamie’s first project with Sony is already in the works, as he and Turner are producing an untitled action thriller penned by Juel Taylor and Tony Rettenmaier – which was also star Foxx.
In a statement, Sanford Panitch, President of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, said:
Not only is Jamie Foxx one of the most talented and decorated actors in the world, but he is also an ideal machine. As a company, we have been lucky to work with Jamie in ‘Baby Driver’ and ‘Amazing Spider-Man’, but his creativity as a producer is his most exciting role yet.
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. We already have a few projects secretly going and this is only the beginning.
Foxx will play boxing legend Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic and recently explained how he wants Tyson’s kids to believe he is their dad by making his portrayal so utterly convincing.
Discussing his preparations for the part, the 52-year-old actor explained:
It’s a blessing. Obviously, the training is different. We’re doing weighted pull-ups to sort of make the back look the right way and make the arm look a certain way. But it is, to me, I guarantee you, it’s the most dedicated I’ve been to making sure that this story gets told, and gets told in the right way. And I joke with Mike. I said, ‘When I get dressed up as you, I’m going to walk into your house, and your kids are going to say daddy’s home.’