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.

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

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