Jamie Foxx To Star In Amazon’s ‘The Burial’ From Director Maggie Betts

Somebody has lit a fire under Jamie Foxx. Suddenly, he’s got a ton of upcoming films and it’s a wonder how he’ll be able to do them all. From his return as Electro in Spider-Man 3, to Netflix’s They Cloned Tyrone, the vampire flick Day Shift, and now his latest, The Burial, Foxx is busier than ever before. I didn’t forget Spawn, but let’s be real, that shit ain’t ever happening.

Foxx is set to star in Amazon Studios’ The Burial, according to Deadline, and the director he’ll be working with is pretty exciting. Maggie Betts is behind the camera, having recently been at the helm of the 2017 Sundance award winner Novitiate. This latest project is based on a New Yorker article which tells the true story of a bankrupt funeral home owner who hires a flamboyant lawyer to handle a lawsuit against a rival businessman over a handshake deal gone bad.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Doug Wright will handle the screenplay, and someone is being sought to fill what is being described as a “legendary” role opposite Foxx. Next up for him is Disney/Pixar’s Soul. He also starred in Netflix’s hit Project Power earlier this year.

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