Jamie Foxx has been Cast as Spawn / Al Simmons
A new Spawn movie is in the works and it found its main star in the form of Academy Award nominee Jamie Foxx.
Todd McFarlane will make his directorial debut for his creation while Foxx, as mentioned earlier, will play Al Simmons and his alter ego, Spawn.
The casting started off as a rumor but McFarlane himself confirmed the casting yesterday.
This marks as the second Spawn movie with the first one released in 1997 and starred Michael Jai White, John Leguizamo and Martin Sheen just to name a few. It did well in the box office but had a polarizing effect both on moviegoers and critics alike.
Spawn revolves around the man named Al Simmons who was murdered and betrayed by his team and returns to Earth as a supernatural being powered by the demonic entity known as Malebolgia.
“He was taken aback when I told him with the enthusiasm of a young child that more than anything I wanted to put my name in the hat to embody his beloved character SPAWN,” Foxx said. “I told him no one would work harder than me if given the opportunity… well… the opportunity is here!! I’m humbled and ready to transform… and to top things off the young Jason Blum is lending his brilliance to the project! Time to be great!!!! #SPAWN”
“I will be directing my first full length feature and I fully understand the need to surround myself with as much skill, talent and passion as possible,” McFarlane said in a statement. “To now have an Academy Award winning actor like Jamie Foxx, along with the dedication of Blumhouse Productions will not only make my directing job that much easier, but more importantly, will bring a level of quality and star power that most first time directors could only foolishly dream of.”
No release date yet but Spawn will be released under Blumhouse Films.