Jurnee Smollett Joins Jamie Foxx, Tommy Lee Jones in Amazon’s ‘The Burial’ (Exclusive)

Jurnee Smollett Joins Jamie Foxx, Tommy Lee Jones in Amazon’s ‘The Burial’ (Exclusive)
Jurnee Smollett has landed the female lead in “The Burial,” a new courtroom drama from Amazon Studios.

The “Lovecraft Country” actor will star opposite Jamie Foxx and Tommy Lee Jones in the Maggie Betts-directed project. Based on a true story, the film follows a bankrupt funeral home owner who decides to sue a rival businessman over a handshake deal gone wrong. The owner hires a flamboyant attorney (Foxx) to handle the case.

Smollett will play Foxx’s opposing counsel, sources said. Betts is directing from a script written by Doug Wright. Producers on the film include Bobby Shriver via his Bobby Shriver Inc. banner and Double Nickel Entertainment’s Adam Richman and Jenette Kahn. Foxx will produce with partner Datari Turner, along with Maven Pictures’ Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray.

Smollett received critical claim and an Emmy nomination for lead actress in a drama series for her portrayal of Leti
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