Jamie Foxx and Teyonah Parris join They Cloned Tyrone alongside John Boyega in the socially conscious sci-fi film for Netflix.
Creed II screenwriter, Juel Taylor, is making his feature film directorial debut in a script he co-wrote alongside Tony Rettenmaier. The film will center on a series of eerie events that thrust an unlikely trio (Boyega, Foxx, Parris) onto the trail of a nefarious government conspiracy lurking directly beneath their hood in this pulpy mystery caper.
They Cloned Tyrone is said to be in the vein of Get Out and Friday — a very unlikely, but an interesting mix. And I would like to add with some Stranger Things elements to it as well.
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Macro secured rights to They Cloned Tyrone in a bidding war, developed it, and sold it to Netflix. Taylor and Rettenmaier are producing They Cloned Tyrone alongside Charles King, Stephen “Dr.” Love, Kim Roth, Poppy Hanks, and Mark R. Wright. Jamie Foxx and Datari Turner are also billed as producers. Macro’s Mark R. Wright and Jack Murray are executive producing.
Last October the film was announced and it had an early 2020 production date. But COVID, of course messed that up. Principal photography has (unsurprisingly) been delayed and Boyega became attached to the film after Brian Tyree Henry exited the project.
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Foxx currently starred in Power Project, and just announced his new comedy series Dad Stop Embarrassing Me for Netflix. Next, Foxx will make history in Pixar’s upcoming film Soul. Parris stars alongside Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in Candyman, directed by Nia DaCosta and written by Oscar winner Jordan Peele.