Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx is set to direct When We Pray, faith-based film that he co-wrote alongside with Donal Ray “Speedy” Caldwell.
When We Pray centers on “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.”
This is Foxx’s second-time directing. He made his directorial debut with All-Star Weekend, starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Gerard Butler.
The movie is being produced by Cinema Libre Studio, and founder Philippe Diaz offered the following statement:
“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.”
The deal was negotiated by Philippe Diaz, founder and chairman of Cinema Libre Studio, along with Rodney Mason from Fast Mouse Films. Mason will serve as executive producer.
The film has a $5 million budget with production beginning later this year.
Jamie Foxx has a lot of projects in the works from Groove Tails, Signal Hill, The Wild Bunch,
Malik / Xavier, and an Untitled Henry & Rel Sci-Fi Project. But immediately you can catch him as the first black lead in the Pixar film, Soul. The animated music comes out June 19, 2020.
Deadline first reported this.