Thursday, October 14, 2004

More Mann News: Miami Vice Movie

Variety reports on the latest news on Miami Vice movie, here are some clips...

Cue the Jan Hammer music: The bigscreen version of "Miami Vice" is coming together now that casting seems to be under way.

Universal is zeroing in on Colin Farrell to star as Det. James "Sonny" Crockett, and the studio is in discussions with Jamie Foxx to star as Det. Ricardo Tubbs in the South Beach sizzler.

Anthony Yarkovich, creator of the TV series, will exec produce.

There's no official word on whether "Vice" will return to the small screen, as well, but NBC Universal brass have clearly elucidated such a strategy as a priority for the newly merged entities. For example, the Peacock recently considered but then aborted a plan to use elaborate sets from U's "Van Helsing" for a similarly monster-themed TV show after the Stephen Sommers-helmed behemoth underperformed.

Foxx, who toplines U's upcoming Ray Charles biopic "Ray," is a hot commodity these days but is clearly committed to working out a deal with U. He recently told niche pub Latino Review that he planned to star as Tubbs and expressed a hope that Mann would helm the pic.


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