It’s been nearly three years since Jamie Foxx and Michael Mann last collaborated on “Miami Vice” and just as long since the pair announced plans for a fourth team-up. Now Foxx has confirmed with MTV News that their “Damage Control” is still on the way.
The film is planned as a sports drama, focusing on Foxx as a professional publicist/spin doctor who represents troubled players. With steroid abuse a major part of today’s headlines, Foxx believes that there’s no better time to get “Damage Control” to the big screen.
Though he admitted that the film had been gestating for some time, Foxx implied that it was still very much on the radar. He’s taking off acting for a little while to go on tour with his music, but “Damage Control” could theoretically be Mann’s next project after this summer’s upcoming “Public Enemies”.
There had been word that Mann was developing “Frankie Machine” about a retired mob hitman as a Robert DeNiro project (formerly helmed by Martin Scorsese) but news on that front has been scarce since the initial announcement back in 2007.
Foxx, who plays schizophrenic musician Nathaniel Ayers in April 24th’s “The Soloist,” seems pretty confident that, even without a firm date revealed, “Damage Control” is definitely not a forgotten project. Mann will no doubt have an update on the matter this summer when “Public Enemies” hits theaters.
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