Jamie FoxxThe 2016 project about two basketball fanatics sat on the shelf for years … and the actor thinks cancel culture is the reason it didn’t see the light of day.
Jamie plays alongside Jeremy Piven in “All-Star Weekend” – a film about two superfans who land tickets to the NBA event in Los Angeles … it was supposed to debut in 2019, but it still hasn’t been released, and no official word on the heist.
Jamie thinks he knows why the film was delayed, telling CinemaBlend but the material may just not be woke enough for the current climate… “It’s been difficult with the lay of the land when it comes to comedy.” The buzz… it has to do with casting a white star to play a Mexican.
He thinks the film could be a great way to ease the tension, noting “We try to open up the sensitive corners where people start laughing again.”
The cast includes Benicio del Toro, Gerard Butlerand Eva Longoria … as good as Robert Downey Jr. play a Mexican.
Jamie, who plays a racist white cop in the film among other roles, thought RDJ was the man for the role after playing a black-faced white man in ‘Tropic Thunder,’ but the actor apparently needed to be satisfied before signing.
Jamie says he had to tell Robert, “You played the black dude and you killed that asshole. We need to be able to do characters.”
While Jamie thinks it has to do with culture, Jeremy Piven thought it had more to do with his co-star… saying “You’ll never see him. Jamie doesn’t want to take him out,” during a May interview on “Get Some with Gary Owen”.