I don’t mind me a bit of Sandy Bullock – her movies are inoffensive enough and she seems like a pretty sweet lady and a decent actress. Plus, her baby, Louis, is absolutely adorable. Not sure why that gives her added credibility, but it does, so let’s just go with it. In any case, she’s got an exciting new role coming down the pipe, maybe: Miss Hannigan in Sony’s Annie remake.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Bullock would play Miss Hannigan, the mean lady who runs the orphanage inhabited by Annie (Wallis) and her friends. (Foxx will play a modern incarnation of Daddy Warbucks, a billionaire named Benjamin Stacks.)
But that is only if a deal is made. Bullock and the studio were in talks in March, but the actress ultimately passed at the time. Now the two sides are back at the table.
I’m sort of in support of this, but a little confused about the casting of this movie all-around. I love little Q, so I’m in on that front, but I’ve never really liked Jamie Foxx very much, to be honest. Also, the 1982 version is so classic so I’m not really sure why we need a remake. Can’t people leave well enough alone?
June 13, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
I don’t think I’ve sat all the way through any of the Spider-Man movies, so I don’t really know the storyline or the characters or anything. My synopsis is that a bro gets some ooze on him and can then cast webs out of his wrists and he swings on his spider silk to save people. That’s about the size of it, right?
Spider-Man 2 is coming out soon, and Jamie Foxx is going to be playing the role of Electro, who, according to The Los Angeles Times, is “an electrician named Max Dillon who gains the ability to generate and control electricity after he’s struck by lightning while repairing a power line. He turns to a life of organized crime.” Alright, I can get down with that.
Here’s more of what they have to say about the character:
The photos, taken while the filmmakers were shooting in New York’s Times Square, show Foxx wearing creepy blue makeup and prosthetics, as well as an LED-lined hoodie, revealing an Electro that might not be familiar to some fans of the classic villain.
The character, who first appeared in 1964, is typically seen wearing a green suit and a yellow lightning bolt mask. But Foxx’s Electro appears to be more closely modeled on the Ultimate version of the villain. In the “Ultimate Spider-Man” comics and TV series, Electro has a different original story involving genetic experimentation and he’s often portrayed as bald, strong and glowing with blue electricity.
Sounds kewl. Spider-Man 2 is due out in May 2014 and will see the return of your favourites (or the stars from the last one, in any case), Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Plus, Shailene Woodley from that awful ABC Family show about teen pregnancy will be joining the cast and wrecking homes! Hurrah!
More pics of Jamie as Electro below!
April 17, 2013 at 10:10 am by Jennifer
The video was shot at an after-party at Jamie’s mansion in L.A. … roughly ten years ago … right around the time he was blowin’ up for his role in “Ali.”
Foxx — sporting nothing but a pair of red briefs, white sneakers and a baseball hat — gets downright funky in front of a group of friends while Prince’s “I Wanna Be Your Lover” plays in the background.
I guess the only question I have is, “How the hell did he do this with a straight face?” Oh, that, and “DAMN,” even though I suppose that’s not really a question – rather more of an exclamation than anything else.
I have a video floating around out there like this, too, guys. And by ‘floating around out there’, I mean ‘It’s bolted up under lock and key, never to be seen by anyone (including my husband) ’til long after I’m dead.’ The video is me, shaking my ass and dancing like a total hooker to Donna Summer’s ‘Hot Stuff’ back when I was eight or nine years old. I’m in my bedroom, thinking I have all the privacy in the world, and all grinding inappropriately in front of an unseen camera (which was in my mother’s possession, and no, I have no idea what the hell she was thinking allowing this to happen). Isn’t that just great? So, right. I can totally relate to you, Jamie Foxx, and I commend you on your fabulous taste in music.
… Oh, and what’s that? You’ve never heard ‘Hot Stuff’ before? Boy, you are missing out:
Toot-toot. Heyyyy. Beep-beep.
March 9, 2012 at 3:30 pm by Sarah
“There’s tons of fans and we hear all of these high pitch voices and we hear ‘Rah, rah, Taylor, Taylor!’ All of a sudden I hear this deep voice behind me: ‘Taylor, Taylor!’ …. And this guy walks up to me and he goes ‘Hey … my daughter is a huge fan, and I’m a huge fan is there any way I can get a picture with you. I’m Jamie Foxx.’ I was like, ‘Are you kidding me? Can I get a picture with you?’”
– Taylor Lautner on George Lopez’s talk show, sounding surprised that even Jamie Foxx wants a piece of his hotness.
November 28, 2009 at 11:54 am by Molls
I guess Jamie Foxx Show alum Garcelle Beauvais shared a bit too much during an interview with host Wendy Williams. She fesses up to seeing Foxx recently and learning about his new baby. A baby that he hasn’t acknowledged publicly yet. Oops! Stay tuned for the “I am happy to announce that I am the proud father of …” statement. By my estimation, it should be on the wire any minute.
August 12, 2009 at 1:58 pm by Wendie
Many of you didn’t appreciate my Heeeeeeerrrrreeeee’s Heaven! post about Ed McMahon — and I maintain that it was a stroke of comedic whimsy — but at least I didn’t slap on some Jheri curl, dress up like Michael Jackson, and moonwalk onto stage the way Jamie Foxx did on the BET Awards last night. Tacky and disrespectful, right?
Also, in a time where we are trying to all come together, Jamie Foxx speaks of MJ as someone who belonged to “us” — the African American community — and that they decided to share him with everyone else. Glad to see racism is alive and well in America.