by: Sammy Mink
Benicio Del Toro and Jamie Foxx have been cast in Harmony Korine’s THE TRAP. The crime thriller centers on two childhood friends now in their 30s, one of whom is successful, while the other has spent a good portion of his life in jail. Once he is released, however, he vows to seek revenge on his more successful friend. Korine will direct the project, which will be produced by Josh Lesher and Charles-Marie Anthonioz.
After winning his Academy Award for playing Javier Rodriguez in Steven Soderbergh’s crime thriller Traffic, Del Toro went on to roles in Che: Parts 1 & 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice. Most recently, Del Toro starred in Andrea Di Stefano’s Escobar: Paradise Lost. His upcoming projects include Denis Villeneuve’s crime drama Sicario and a voice role in the animated adaptation The Little Prince.
Foxx is well versed in the thriller genre, having appeared in Collateral, Law Abiding Citizen, Django Unchained, and White House Down. Most recently, Foxx lent his voice to Rio 2 and appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Next up, he will star as Will Stacks (aka: Daddy Warbucks) in the newest adaptation of Annie, as well as the comedy Horrible Bosses 2.