Have you ever wondered what happened to Jamie Foxx’s six-year-old unreleased film? “All-Star Weekend” has been confirmed canceled due to public demand.
Back in 2018, the “Spider-Man: No Way Home” star revealed his original thoughts and excitement to The Hollywood Reporter, claiming that the world of Comedy “needs a movie like All-Star Weekend.”
“All-star Weekend,” the 54-year-old actor’s rumored directorial debut, was first revealed in 2016 and was set to be released around the time of the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. The picture, according to its title, has a star-studded ensemble that includes Robert Downey Jr., Eva Longoria, Gerard Butler, Benicio Del Toro, and others.
Foxx, in a recent statement to Cinemablend, announced that the six-year-in-the-making picture would be shelved indefinitely for unspecified reasons.
The director stated:
“Man, it’s been tough, with the lay of the land when it comes to comedy, man. We’re trying to break open those sensitive corners where people go back to laughing again.”
According to Movieweb, “All-Star Weekend” may have been put on hold due to today’s cancel-culture, as Jamie Foxx’s statement about wanting to “crack open those sensitive places” may be a signal.
The story of two best friends who win tickets to the NBA All-Star game is told in “All-Star Weekend.” The twist is that they will first encounter a cast of weird characters along the road, including Robert Downey Jr. as a Mexican man and Jamie Foxx in a variety of roles, including, apparently, a racist, white police officer. We don’t know much about the film right now, but the premise sounds like something from today’s Twitter conversation.
While the project’s current condition is regrettable, and support for it has waned, Foxx maintains that he still hopes the picture will be released and accepted someday.
Jamie Foxx explained:
“The one thing we kept hearing in the screenings was how much people were laughing. So, hopefully we’ll keep them laughing and run them into All-Star Weekend because we were definitely going for it.”
Fortunately for Foxx, his recent vampire action-comedy picture “Day Shift” has surged to the top 10 lists on Netflix since its August 12 release.