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The Burial: Jamie Foxx’s charismatic lawyer fights for Tommy Lee Jones in new trailer

Jamie Foxx brings his charisma as a litigator who takes on a big case in the new trailer for Prime Video’s dramedy co-starring Tommy Lee Jones.

Jamie Foxx may have had to bounce back from health issues this year, but the star has always been a worker. The trailer for his new comedy/drama has just been released from Amazon for its streaming platform, Prime Video. The Burial is a new legal movie that is based on true events and pairs Foxx up with Tommy Lee Jones. Foxx plays a charismatic lawyer named Willie E. Gary, who is a force to be reckoned with in court as he has not lost a case in 12 years.

The cast for the new courtroom film includes Tommy Lee Jones and Jamie Foxx, and they are joined by Jurnee Smollett, Mamoudou Athie, Pamela Reed, with Bill Camp, and Alan Ruck.

The official synopsis from Amazon reads,
“Inspired by true events, when a handshake deal goes sour, funeral homeowner Jeremiah O’Keefe (Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones) enlists charismatic, smooth-talking attorney Willie E. Gary (Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx) to save his family business. Tempers flare and laughter ensues as the unlikely pair bond while exposing corporate corruption and racial injustice in this inspirational, triumphant story.”

Smollett plays the prosecuting lawyer, Mame Downes, who will be going toe-to-toe with Foxx’s Willie E. Gary. Downes is her own force to be reckoned with as she is a Harvard graduate who earned herself the nickname, The Python. Alan Ruck, known in pop culture as Cameron Frye from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and as the sex-crazed employee on the Mayor’s staff in the Michael J. Fox sitcom Spin City, is featured as a past representative of Jones’ character who becomes part of Gary’s legal team.

Maggie Betts sits in the director’s chair for this film. Betts incidentally had a bit part in Any Given Sunday, which starred Foxx, although her career is blossoming behind the scenes as a director, writer and producer. The credits of producers on the film include Celine Rattray, p.g.a., Trudie Styler, p.g.a., Jamie Foxx, p.g.a., Datari Turner, p.g.a., Jenette Kahn, p.g.a., Adam Richman, p.g.a. and Bobby Shriver, p.g.a. The screenplay comes from Doug Wright and Maggie Betts, from a story by Doug Wright that is based on The New Yorker article by Jonathan Harr.

The Burial is set to play in select theaters on October 6 and will be made available to stream on Prime Video starting on October 13.

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Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/the-burial-jamie-foxx-tommy-lee-jones-new-trailer/

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