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Jamie Foxx is Getting Animated with 'Welcome to the Jungle'

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April 13, 2010

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Quite possibly one of the coolest achievements for any actor is to have themselves transformed into some sort of animated character. It looks like Jamie Foxx will be the next actor to live that dream for the first time in his career as Variety reports he and Fox Animation are collaborating on an animated flick, in which he will also star, called Welcome to the Jungle, based on an original pitch from Foxx and writer Malcolm Spellman. The only hint at the film's storyline is the tagline: "Life is a jungle and welcome to it." It looks like this might be more of a musical geared animated flick with Foxx writing original music for the feature, too.

It also sounds like Foxx may be pulling an Eddie Murphy in taking on multiple roles/voices for the project as Spellman (who will also write the script) says the film is "built to utilize Jamie's talent with voices and as a musician." Of course Jamie Foxx is no stranger to comedy (though it may not have always been good) as the actor started his career on the sketch show "In Living Color," and had his own sitcom "The Jamie Foxx Show" way before he headed down the dramatic road with roles like Ray and Collateral. Since it's animated, it will probably be quite awhile before we see this one hit theaters, but stay tuned as this project develops.

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  • Shane
    Cool. Always good to see original stuff getting made nowadays.
  • People's Champ
    It will be like Bebe's Kids?
  • Maybe they could get Axl Rose to do a voice or Slash. Fair play to Foxx though, could be quite good.
  • subs
    Zeroooooo respect i have for this guy after the Mily Cyrus incident. I don't think hes all that talented either and when i see a movie with him in it i flip the channel , much like Jay Leno an the shaftjob they gave Conan. I refuse to watch the tonite show an i hope Conan goes on to kick his ass.
  • Pimpslapstick!
    Nice! Can't wait to see Jamie do his thing. Why do they need Axl Rose of all people? it's 2010 not 1985
  • @Pimpslapstick! It was a Guns & Roses joke, they sang the song 'Welcome to the Jungle', which should be your anthem seen as you are a pimp. An not to slight Foxx, but when he sings he sounds like Ray Charles circa 50's-60's, I mean c'moaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnn maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan. like Foxx said about Cyrus, 'get some crack in your pipe' and get mad.
  • I see Axl Rose and the boys got bottled off stage at Dublin - those pesky music-lovers get everywhere LOL!

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