Jamie Foxx has starred in everything from cheesy sitcoms to tear-jerking biographical dramas, action flicks, R-rated comedies and, of course, Quentin Tarantino spaghetti westerns. He’s also tried his hand at writing and producing (mostly for television), so it’s safe to say the guy’s done it all, right?
Wrong! One thing Foxx hasn’t done, but will soon enough is write, produce, direct and star in a horror series. The still untitled project will consist of only five episodes and debut on SyFy during the cable channel’s already traditional 31 Days of Halloween marathon in October.
According to Foxx himself, the show will have a Tales From The Crypt or Twilight Zone kind of vibe, telling “creepy morality tales with themes such as envy, jealousy and superficiality”. I know, it doesn’t sound awfully special, but if there’s anyone who can turn things around for a genre that’s been suffering from lack of originality for as far as we can remember, it’s this guy.
Foxx’s involvement in the project as a writer, producer and director is confirmed and set in stone, while no decision on casting has been made yet, so he might also play a pivotal role in it, pop up from time to time or not star in the series at all.
Troy Miller (Flight of the Conchords), Jeff Stilson (The Osbournes), Jaime King and Julie Yorn will be executive producing along Foxx, while Stilson again, plus Mike Ferris and John Pogue will be helping the Oscar-winning actor pen the script.