According to Variety, Fox Animation and Blue Sky has landed actor and R&B artist Jamie Foxx to star in the new feature WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE. This is not much of a surprise since the feature is the pitch presented by Foxx and Malcolm Spellman. Foxx is also stepping into the role as producer in his maiden voyage into animation.
Foxx is also expected to also write the music for JUNGLE, as Spellman pens the script. Though the story is stull hush-hush, Spellman says,
“I’m psyched about ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ because it’s specifically built to utilize Jamie’s talent with voices and as a musician,” Spellman said.
WECOME TO THE JUNGLE is still in preliminary planning and a release date is not available. However, Fox Animation and Blue Sky’s feature RIO is due in theaters April 2011.