Jamie Foxx Set to Direct Faith-Based Drama When We Pray
According to Deadline, Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx has landed his second directorial gig with the faith-based drama When We Pray. The feature is set up at Cinema Libre Studio and Hong Kong-based Fight to Fame Films.
Per the report, “The plot is about two brothers who become pastors at different churches in the same community. One brother develops his church into a modern, high-tech congregation that uses digital devices and ATMs. The other brother follows a humbler path but soon finds his church in decline and in need of financial help.”
Foxx co-wrote the script with Donal Ray “Speedy” Caldwell. This will mark the actor’s second directorial effort following All-Star Weekend, starring Robert Downey, Jr., Gerard Butler and Foxx.
Production is set to kick off before the end of the year with a $5 million budget.
“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 which will give Jamie the total freedom to make this film which is close to his heart, thus launching this new unique collaboration,” said Philippe Diaz, founder and Chairman of Cinema Libre Studio.
Foxx was recently seen in the critically acclaimed Just Mercy and will next lend his voice to Pixar’s Soul, which is due in theaters June 19.