Jamie Foxx Threatens Robert Downey Jr.

By Katey Rich 2009-10-01 14:32:26discussion comments
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Last time Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx ran into each other onscreen, it was in the nearly intolerable The Soloist, where Downey Jr. was the crusading white man journalist on hand to rescue schizophrenic homeless musician Foxx.

Now, it seems, the tables have turned-- kinda. Foxx has signed on to the comedy Due Date, in which THR reports he'll play a former flame of Downey Jr.'s wife (played by Michelle Monaghan) who is still in touch with her. Downey Jr., for his part, is driving furiously across the country to get home in time for the birth of their child, accompanied by a slacker played by Zach Galifianakis.

It's hard to imagine Robert Downey, Jr. being threatened by any man on this planet-- what woman in her right mind would leave him?-- but Jamie Foxx is passable competition I guess. I'm just hoping the movie focuses more on the road trip part, since watching Downey Jr. and Galifianakis in a car for two hours sounds like the best thing imaginable. No offense to Foxx or Monaghan, but their characters just seem like distractions from the main event.
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