Jeremy Renner joins Jamie Foxx in ‘Spawn’ film

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Jeremy Renner has signed on to star alongside Jamie Foxx in Blumhouse Productions’ Spawn.

The actor is set to play Detective Maximilian ‘Twitch’ Williams, friend and colleague of Al Simmons aka Spawn, played by Jamie Foxx. With his partner, Sam Burke, they make up a team who help Spawn fight crime.

Spawn creator and director Todd McFarlane told Deadline, “As a first time director, I wanted to surround myself with the most talent and the most skilled people I can on all fronts. I was lucky enough to land Jason Blum and then Jamie Foxx, and I knew the person on screen the most is this police officer, Twitch Williams. We needed as strong a person as possible because he will be the face of the film. I took my naïve Hollywood approach again, and said let’s start at the top and work down. Jeremy was at the top. I’m a huge fan of his. The character doesn’t need to be a bodybuilder or GQ handsome. I was looking for somebody who’s a person you’ve met before; I needed someone who can pull off the grief of an average human being. I’ve seen Jeremy do that in more than a few of his movies. He was at the top of my list, just like Jamie.”

“Jeremy is the ideal choice for Twitch Williams. He radiates honesty, intelligence and a hard-working, everyman charisma, the same qualities that make Twitch such a compelling character,” said Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum.

The film marks McFarlane’s directorial debut, which could have an R-rating. The next step for the film is to find a distributor to finance the film.

Renner is set to appear in the next untitled Avengers film next year, which has already been wrapped up. He could be seen in this summer’s TAG.

Source: Deadline

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