Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx have teamed up for Warner Bros. Pictures next big screen adaptation. The film, called Mean Business, will be an adaptation of the upcoming S. Craig Zahler novel “Mean Business on North Ganson Street,” according to Deadline. Continue reading
Jamie Foxx recently appeared on “The Tonight Show” to talk about his upcoming role as as Max “Electro” Dillon in Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The film is a sequel to the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man. The studio hired James Vanderbilt to write the screenplay and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to re-write it. Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Shailene Woodley, Paul Giamatti, Denis Leary,Colm Feore, Chris Cooper, Sally Field, Chris Zylka, Marton Csokas, and Felicity Jones are set to star. Continue reading
Jamie Foxx recently confirmed to Access Hollywood that his casting in the upcoming sequel was “in the works.” He also commented that his daughter would be overjoyed if he landed the badass role of voltage-wielding villain.
The character of Electro would be the main villain of the sequel. An enemy who gained the ability to control electricity after being struck by lightning while working on a power line. Electro has been depicted more than several times throughout the Spider-Man cartoons and video games. IGN also ranked the character in 2009 as IGN‘s 87th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.
Jamie told Access at the GQ Men of the Year 2012 party in Los Angeles this week, when asked about his potential involvement in the Marc Webb-directed project,
“I have a little daughter, 4 years old, and what’s crazy is like, this past year she had a birthday where Spider-Man was the theme. Fingers crossed [that] it all works out.”
Earlier this month, Jamie took to Twitter to hint at the possible casting news.
“Dressed up as Electro for Halloween last night,” he Tweeted on November 1. “Costume fits well.”
The script is set to be written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. The sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man was announced by the studio quickly after the first film’s release. It was later announced that Shailene Woodley was offered the role of Mary Jane Watson.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 sequel will swing into theaters on May 2, 2014.