Jamie Foxx to Join Taron Egerton in 'Robin Hood: Origins'

Jamie Foxx
<p><strong>Jamie Foxx </strong>tells <em>THR</em> he never thought he would be playing the president one day.</p> <p>&quot;The stuff I am doing now is beyond my wildest dreams -- though I have met <strong>President Clinton</strong>,<strong> President Obama </strong>and <strong>President Bush</strong> before,&quot; Foxx says. &quot;They&#39;re regular guys. George Bush loves his family, Christian man; President Obama loves his family, another Christian man; Bill Clinton, another Christian man. These guys are all human. Behind closed doors, they&#39;re human guys. They are not mechanical machines even if their ratings are down.&quot;</p>   |   Miller Mobley
Taron Egerton is starring as the classic archer in the Lionsgate movie project.

Jamie Foxx is joining Robin Hood’s Merry Men.

The actor will play Little John in Robin Hood: Origins, Lionsgate’s revamp of the classic English tale about the archer-thief who stole from the rich and gave to the poor, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Taron Egerton is on board as Robin Hood and Eve Hewson will be playing Maid Marian.

Little John was Robin’s right-hand man and known to fight with a staff.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way is producing the project which will be directed by Otto Bathurst.

Foxx recently wrapped Sleepless Night, the remake of the 2011 thriller Nuit blanche and is in prep to appear in Edgar Wright’s thriller Baby Driver with Ansel Elgort and Lily James.

He is repped by CAA.