Back in May, we told you that Jamie Foxx was set to star in Todd McFarlane’s upcoming ‘Spawn‘ film.
McFarlane created the Spawn comics, so the fact that he’s directing and writing this movie is huge. Foxx will play the title character, and he will play it well because he is Jamie Foxx. The dude has talent coming out his ears.
Now we are learning that Jeremy Renner will be starring alongside the 50-year-old actor, which makes sense because he already has experience in the comic book world.
It’s safe to say McFarlane is super happy to be working with Renner…
“I was lucky enough to land Jason Blum and then Jamie Foxx, and I knew the person on screen the most is this police officer, Twitch Williams. We needed as strong a person as possible because he will be the face of the film. I took my naïve Hollywood approach again, and said let’s start at the top and work down. Jeremy was at the top. I’m a huge fan of his. The character doesn’t need to be a bodybuilder or GQ handsome. I was looking for somebody who’s a person you’ve met before; I needed someone who can pull off the grief of an average human being. I’ve seen Jeremy do that in more than a few of his movies. He was at the top of my list, just like Jamie.”
We know one thing about Jeremy, he’s dedicated to his job. He broke both his arms while filming the comedy ‘Tag‘ and still finished the movie. Hell, he was back at work the same day!
Still no word on when this movie will be released, but we will keep you posted.