PHOTOS: Kerry Washington's Style Evolution
The dramatic film focuses on Foxx's character, who is a freed slave in search of finding his wife, played by Washington, according to Deadline.com.
Although the film won't appear on the big screen for nearly a year, Washington has plenty of work to keep her busy. Next up is "A Thousand Words" with Eddie Murphy and her new ABC drama, "Scandal."
PHOTOS: 2011 Black Women in Hollywood
It's fantastic to see Black actresses thriving in Hollywood -- especially when so many get shut out from roles they deserve.
Will you be keeping an eye on Washington in the coming months? We will!