For only the second time, Jamie Foxx is heading behind the camera to helm the faith-based project ‘When We Pray’ for Cinema Libre Studio and Hong Kong-based Fight to Fame Films.
The story will centre around 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.
Foxx will also pen the script alongside Donald Ray “Speedy” Caldwell.
Founder and Chairman of Cinema Libre Studio Philippe Diaz said, “It’s a great honour 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.”
Chairman of Fight to Fame, Carrie Wang added;
“Jamie Foxx is a Hollywood superstar–but audiences around the world love him as well. Our strong relationships in China and other Asian countries will ensure that “When We Pray” will be enthusiastically received by Asian moviegoers”.
Foxx was last seen opposite Michael B. Jordan in the courtroom drama ‘Just Mercy’ which also starred Brie Larson. He also lends his vocal talents to Disney/Pixar animation ‘Soul’ which will land later in the year.