Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jamie Foxx Join Sci-Fi film at Netflix
Another Netflix project in the works
Academy Award Winner Jamie Foxx and Emmy Award Winner and Golden Globe nominee Joseph Gordon-Levitt are set to co-star in a new sci-fi film for Netflix.
While the project doesn’t have an official title at this point, the film will be directed by long-time collaborators Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Catfish, Paranormal, Nerve). The script was written by Mattson Tomlin (Boy, A Deconstruction of Reality) and Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless’ Screen Arcade will produce as part of their first look deal with Netflix.
Bryan Unkeless most recently produced the three-time Academy Award nominated film “I, Tonya,” starring Margot Robbie and Allison Janney and directed by Craig Gillespie. His film “First Match,” which he produced for Netflix, won the Audience Award at SXSW earlier this year. Prior to forming his own venture, Bryan served as a co-producer on “The Hunger Games” franchise, which he shepherded over his nine years at Nina Jacobson’s company, Color Force.
Fans of Foxx can look forward to seeing him in the upcoming courtroom drama, “Just Mercy” opposite Michael B. Jordan and Brie Larson with director Destin Cretton. Foxx will also be featured in “Robin Hood” from Lionsgate on November 21st opposite Taron Egerton. Foxx also has his show “Beat Shazam” that he executive produces and hosts which was just renewed by Fox for a 3rd season.
As for Gordon-Levitt fans, they can see him next in the independent thriller “7500”. That project was written and directed by Patrick Vollarth, the film centers on an airline hijacking as desperate fear of the unknown undermines both hijacker and pilot.
Netflix also announced that “Sacred Games” was picked-up for another season. The video streaming service teased the second season on YouTube adding, “Ganesh Gaitonde’s story has only just begun. Thirteen days gone, Bombay has twelve left. This game isn’t quite over. Sacred Games will be back for Season 2, only on Netflix.”