October 25, 2007 05:09:07 GMT
The actor will play a police detective who heads the team that solves the case.
It's time to wear the police badge again for Jamie Foxx after doing so in "Miami Vice." The Oscar winner has just been reported by Variety to about topline a new crime thriller feature entitled "The Zebra Murders: A Season of Killing, Racial Madness, and Civil Rights" as well as to produce via his Foxx-King Entertainment.
Based on Prentice Earl Sanders and Bennett Cohen's 2006 book, project chronicles the series of racially motivated serial killings - black on white - that took place in San Francisco from 1973 until 1974. Foxx is said to play Sanders, one of two black police detectives who headed the team cracking the case while also fighting harassment within the police department.
Script has been entrusted into the hands of "The Kingdom" scribe Matthew Michael Carnahan to work on with DreamWorks/Paramount to distribute the flick worldwide. Foxx's partner at Foxx-King, Jaime Rucker King, is accompanying the actor on the producer's seat alongside Hollywood hunk Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner of Plan B Entertainment.