Jamie Foxx is in final negotiations to join the Frank Darabont-directed film “Law Abiding Citizen,” the Hollywood Reporter confirms.
The Oscar winner will star opposite Gerard Butler in the psychological thriller about a successful assistant D.A. (Butler) who finds himself at the center of a vigilante plot hatched by a traumatized victim of the legal system (Foxx).
Foxx’s character is devastated to learn that, because of a plea bargain, one of his wife and daughter’s murderers will be set free. So he unleashes revenge on the killers and those who made the deal.
The actor next stars opposite Robert Downey Jr. in “The Soloist,” directed by Joe Wright (“Atonement”).