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Walking25
06-12-2006, 04:22 PM
http://www.irishexaminer.com/b...=213465686 (http://www.irishexaminer.com/breaking/story.asp?j=213464800&p=zy34656y5&n=213465686)

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2006/06/jamiefoxxbobmarley-1.jpg

If you liked Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles, you'll love him as reggae artist Bob Marley. Or at least that's the hope of filmmakers who have cast him in the role for an upcoming biopic:

Jamie Foxx is set to play Bob Marley in a new biopic focusing on the reggae icon's early life.

Film-maker Rachid Bouchareb is set to direct the project which is the brainchild of the One Love star's widow Rita.

The decision to cast Foxx came after executives realized Will Smith was too busy, and the fear that casting any new black actors might make Hollywood too "urban." News of the casting comes as a huge disappointment to college student Tom Fleischmann, who, after staring at a poster for several hours after smoking, swore he was Bob Marley.


Source (http://www.irishexaminer.com/breaking/story.asp?j=213464800&p=zy34656y5&n=213465686)

tucker
06-12-2006, 04:35 PM
eh..would have been better if they just got one of his many sons to play the part...usually when they have big time actors do these type of mobvies, they end up being lame

nevadadolfan
06-12-2006, 05:27 PM
Jamie will probably be singing the songs for the movie/soundtrack just like in Ray. I wonder if thats why he keeps getting these kinda parts? I really like him as an actor though, he could play Regis and pull it off if you ask me!

305TillIDie
06-12-2006, 05:32 PM
oh ****.. i would love to see a bob marley movie..one of the greatest music performers ever! :yes:

Rocky Raccoon
06-12-2006, 05:39 PM
didn't Jamie Foxx play Ray Charles too? Damn. I think he should play John Lennon too when they make a movie about him :yes:

NaboCane
06-12-2006, 05:42 PM
Might be a mistake by Foxx...he could get typecast.

trate121hb
06-12-2006, 05:44 PM
i think foxx with dredlocks looks like marley.....any photoshop guys come up with something please

Noodle Arm
06-12-2006, 06:00 PM
Jamie will probably be singing the songs for the movie/soundtrack just like in Ray. I wonder if thats why he keeps getting these kinda parts? I really like him as an actor though, he could play Regis and pull it off if you ask me!

Foxx didn't sing in Ray, all the vocals were from the man himself. He did learn the songs on piano so he could perfectly mime it though.