Jamie Foxx Cast in 'Robin Hood: Origins' Film

The actor will appear as Little John, the sidekick of the title character.

Jamie Foxx is set to star in a new motion picture.

The Academy Award-winning actor has been cast in the upcoming film, Robin Hood: Origins, Deadline reports.

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Foxx will portray Little John, a character who is initially skeptical of Robin Hood but eventually becomes the crime-fighting outlaw's right-hand man.

The film is set to star Taron Egerton as the title character and Otto Bathurst is in line to direct.

Production on the project is set to begin this summer or early fall.

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