Jamie Foxx to Star in Harmony Korine’s ‘The Trap’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Jamie Foxx
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“Spring Breakers” director Harmony Korine, for the first time in his career, has cast an Oscar-winning actor to star in his movie. Sources tell Variety that Jamie Foxx is attached to topline ensemble gangster drama “The Trap.”

Korine will write and direct the feature,  which the controversial filmmaker behind “Kids” and “Trash Humpers” has described as “his most ambitious film to date.” Benicio del Toro is also attached to star.

John Lesher and Charles-Marie Anthonioz are producing the film.

Plot details on “The Trap” are being kept under wraps. The revenge pic is expected to shoot early next year in Miami.

Following the success of of his last project, “Spring Breakers,” which earned Korine and star James Franco critical acclaim, more A-list talent should circle the gangster drama.

Foxx, who last appeared in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” has two holiday films opening this year: “Horrible Bosses 2” at Thanksgiving and Sony’s “Annie” reboot over Christmas.

He is repped by CAA and LBI Entertainment.

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  1. Simon says:

    We know the title of this project is because it was listed on a the site of a German distributor/producer, FilmStart, on Oct. 1, 2014. The listing had the title, and the names Robert Pattinson and Harmony Korine.

    Both men have spoken about this project in the past year, with Kornine saying it will have a “substantial cast.” In an interview at TIFF in September, Pattinson said he would be filming in Miami in January. I think we can all do the math. He’s been attached to this project from the start.

    So, anyone trying to jump to conclusions about this movie or Pattisnon’s involvement either has an agenda or is simply ignorant of the realities

  2. Andrea says:

    and Robert Pattinson??

  3. Jules says:

    This is the film that Robert Pattinson is rumored to be in. Can’t wait for more details.

  4. Jamie Foxx is the right actor for the role. I can’t wait to see the film. Good luck to the future.

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