Jamie Foxx joins 'Horrible Bosses'

3:29 PM PST 05/12/2010 by Borys Kit, AP

Jason Bateman, Charlie Day also on board

Jamie Foxx has joined the all-star cast of "Horrible Bosses," New Line's workplace murder comedy being directed by Seth Gordon.

"Bosses" centers on three best friends who, frustrated by their jobs, come to the conclusion that the only solution is to kill one another's bosses.

Jason Bateman and Charlie Day are on board as two of the buddies, while Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell are in negotiations to play two of the three employers.

In a more comedic turn for the actor, Foxx will play a scam artist named Motherfucker Jones who offers murder advice to the three pals. (The name of the character, which originally had an even more colorful name, might change, according to insiders.)

Michael Markowitz wrote the initial 'Bosses" spec, with Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley having penned the most recent draft. Brett Ratner and Jay Stern are producing via Rat Entertainment.

Sam Brown and Michael Disco are overseeing for New Line.

Foxx, repped by CAA and King Management, appeared in New Line's ensemble romantic comedy "Valentine's Day" and has "Due Date" with Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis coming out Nov. 5. The actor also is slated to go into action mode with Bruce Willis for video game adaptation "Kane & Lynch."
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