October 25th, 2010
07:10 PM ET
He’s already won an Oscar and taught us to blame it on the a-a-a-alcohol. So what's next for Jamie Foxx? Taking a step behind the camera, naturally.
The actor/singer just inked a deal with NBC for a drama being described by Deadline.com as “Le Femme Nikita meets The Sopranos,” the network confirmed to CNN.
Deadline reports that the Foxx shot a trailer for the film over the summer for the proposed project about a young girl raised in a mafia family who is hidden in an orphanage after their murder. She then grows up to become a lawyer by day and a trained killer by night out to avenge the deaths of her family.
The trailer – co-written and co-directed by Foxx and Deon Taylor – reportedly starred Selma Blair, Paul Sorvino, Tony Sirico and James Russo. Foxx and Taylor recently launched No Brainer Films. A spokesperson for NBC tells CNN that the planned series currently has no title and is being referred to as "the Jamie Foxx/Jorge Zamacona project" as Zamacona has been tapped to write the script and executive produce.
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