Jamie Foxx signs a deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment

Jamie Foxx and his producing partner Datari Turner have signed a deal with Sony Pictures to develop and produce feature films.

 

“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!'” Foxx wrote on Instagram following the announcement.

 

The “Ray” actor continued: “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…”

 

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, he is also an idea 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.

 

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