Tommy Lee Jones to share screen with Jamie Foxx in The Burial for Amazon… as a veteran actor replaces Harrison Ford in the project
Tommy Lee Jones replaced Harrison Ford in the cast of Amazon legal drama The Burial.
The actor, 75, will star with Jamie Foxx, 53, in the upcoming project, which Maggie Betts is set to direct, with Doug Wright as screenwriter, Deadline reported Wednesday.
According to a studio synopsis, the film, based on a true story, centers on a bankrupt funeral home owner named Ray Loewen in a lawsuit with his business rival Jeremiah O’Keefe over a handshake deal that has gone wrong.
The latest: Tommy Lee Jones, 75, replaced Harrison Ford in the cast of Amazon legal drama The Burial. The actor was pictured in 2019 in Washington, DC
O’Keefe, who hired flamboyant lawyer Willie Gary to handle the case, was awarded $ 500 million from the jury.
Jones in the film replaced Ford, who he shared the screen with in his Oscar-winning performance in The Fugitive in 1993.
Foxx is a producer of the film, which is based on a story by Jonathan Harr published in The New Yorker in late 1999.
The Oscar-winning artist signed the project last year, Deadline reported.
Details: Foxx is a producer of the film, which is based on a story by Jonathan Harr published in The New Yorker in late 1999
Ford, who was last seen in The Call of the Wild in 2020, is currently filming the fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise.
Jones, a four-time Oscar nominee, has been seen in recent years in films such as 2020’s The Comeback Trail starring Robert De Niro and Morgan Freeman; Wander 2020 with Aaron Eckhart; and Ad Astra of 2019 alongside Brad Pitt.
Director Betts won the Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Groundbreaking Director in 2017 for her work on the film Noviciate.
Ford, which was last seen in 2020’s Call of the Wild, is currently filming the fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise.