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Jamie Foxx to star in Kane and Lynch film

"Done deal...Jamie Foxx is in."

A Tweet from screenwriter Kyle Ward (that has since been removed from his account) revealed that Jamie Foxx will indeed star alongside Bruce Willis in the upcoming Kane & Lynch film.  

Videogame to movie adaptations pretty much never go over well with fans. In the case of Kane & Lynch, though, you'd be hard-pressed to find an actual gamer who would admit to being a fan. So internet chatter about how Hollywood is ruining a great game should be minimal. All snark aside, the title sold well over a million copies on the back of a massive mainstream marketing spend, proving once and for all that internet chatter (and game reviews, for that matter) can't sink a slick ad campaign. So will the same easy-to-please folks who slurped up the game dutifully march to the box office for a Willis/Foxx explodaganza? The whole package certainly looks good on paper. Our suggestion? Wait for Jeff Gerstmann's review before you line up for tickets. From what we hear, his opinion cannot be bought.

Update: The Hollywood Reporter reports that Willis is playing Kane and Foxx is playing Lynch. So nevermind about the fisticuffs (for now).    

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6 comments

  • philipshaw - March 19, 2010 1:40 p.m.

    This game is bad, why are they going to make a movie out of it
  • lnksmartt - March 19, 2010 12:12 p.m.

    Naw I don't think Jamie Foxx being in the movie matters because I'm sure Hollywood is going to make this like a action movie. They will probably have them working Kane and Lynch working together but not really liking each other and the movie will mostly be about shooting those in their way. It really won't have anything to do with the game outside of shooting things
  • zigs - March 19, 2010 1:22 a.m.

    If you're playing an pre-existing character in an adaptation from another medium, shouldn't you look like that character? Especially characters as distinctive-looking as both Kane and Lynch. No offensive to Jamie Foxx, but he looks far too young and, y'know, black to play Lynch. What, because it's a video game, it doesn't matter?
  • InvalidUsername - March 18, 2010 11:55 p.m.

    Is Jamie Foxx gonna be Lynch? That sounds wierd.
  • Cyberninja - March 18, 2010 11:24 p.m.

    sounds cool
  • lovinmyps3 - March 18, 2010 11:14 p.m.

    I thought this was a decent game. It definitely had many many flaws but the multiplayer was interesting when it worked and I at least enjoyed the story. A movie might actually work better though, at least let's up (yeah right).

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