Leave it to Jamie Foxx to break the dam on development news amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Oscar winner has signed o...
Leave it to Jamie Foxx to break the dam on development news amid the coronavirus
pandemic. The Oscar winner has signed on to direct the faith-based film When We Pray.
Hailing from Cinema Libre Studio and Hong Kong-based Fight to Fame Films, When We Pray
follows two brothers who become pastors at different churches in the same community. One brother develops his church into a high-tech megachurch, while the other brother follows a humbler path, but soon finds his church in decline and in need of financial help.
To be honest, faith-based films aren’t really my thing, but I actually think this is a pretty good premise. I’ll be curious to see who Foxx casts as the sibling pastors, and whether he plans to tackle one of the leads himself, as I can totally see him playing a man of God.According to Deadline, Rodney Mason of Fast Mouse Films will executive produce the indie film, which is aiming to start production before the end of the year on a budget of less than $5 million.
“It’s a great honor to work with such a talented and passionate man as Jamie Foxx, and I’m pleased to have our new Fight to Fame partners onboard. [They] will give Jamie the total freedom to make this film, which is close to his heart,
” said Philippe Diaz, founder and chairman of Cinema Libre.