Sunday, May 26, 2024

Exclusive: Oscar Winner Jamie Foxx to Make Directorial Debut with “All Star Weekend”


Jamie Foxx can act, he can sing, and he can dance. There’s pretty much nothing he can’t do. So now?

I’m told that Foxx will direct his first feature from a script he’s been working for some time. “All Star Weekend” was a rumored project four years ago with Foxx as the lead actor. But now he’s decided to make it his directorial debut.

Four years ago, “All Star Weekend” was about two basketball superfans– one supported LeBron James and the other Kobe Bryant. Well, times have changed. In the updated version, Bryant is still on board but Steph Curry may be involved. Presumably the players will make appearances in the film.

Still undetermined is who will play Foxx’s frenemy fan. Offers are out. Plus, you can bet Jamie will have written the theme song for the film, and maybe even sing it. A soundtrack is planned for Epic Records.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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