MOVIE NEWS: Jamie Foxx and Benicio Del Toro join ensemble film, The Trap, potentially Robert Pattinson's next project

MOVIE NEWS: Jamie Foxx and Benicio Del Toro join ensemble film, The Trap, potentially Robert Pattinson's next project

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Rob teased us several times before about working with Harmony Korine soon. Rob said Harmony is writing a gangster movie set in Miami with a role specifically for him and Harmony Korine talked to Maxim in September about what this film will be like:
What's your next big project? 
I can’t go into super specifics, but it’s like, it’s gonna be my most next-level movie. This is actually the first time I’m talking about it. It’s kind of a sprawling revenge film. It’s pretty, like, full on. I’m gonna put everything I know as a film maker into it. I think it’s gonna be a pretty substantial film. I’m gonna shoot it in Miami right after the New Year.
Harmony also shared good details with Bullett also back in September:
Did [Al Pacino] give you any tips on the Southern Gothic gangster project you’re working on? 
Well actually, it’s all done! The script is written. I’m putting the cast together right now, it’s going to be my most ambitious film, and I’m really just going to go for it. It’s some next level shit. It’s a revenge movie, a sprawling, very intense… I don’t want to give away too much, but we’re probably going to start shooting in Miami after the New Year. I’m goin’ for it.  
Any particular reason why Miami?
Yeah, just the way the sky looks.  
And you’ve got Robert Pattinson locked down?
It’ll have a substantial cast.
Now we have some official casting announcements made. Jamie Foxx and Benicio Del Toro.

“Spring Breakers” director Harmony Korine, for the first time in his career, has cast an Oscar-winning actor to star in his movie. Sources tell Variety that Jamie Foxx is attached to topline ensemble gangster drama “The Trap.” Korine will write and direct the feature, which the controversial filmmaker behind “Kids” and “Trash Humpers” has described as “his most ambitious film to date.” Benicio del Toro is also attached to star. John Lesher and Charles-Marie Anthonioz are producing the film. Plot details on “The Trap” are being kept under wraps. The revenge pic is expected to shoot early next year in Miami. Following the success of of his last project, “Spring Breakers,” which earned Korine and star James Franco critical acclaim, more A-list talent should circle the gangster drama.
Benicio Del Toro is joining Jamie Foxx in The Trap, a Southern revenge movie written and to be directed by Spring Breakers helmer Harmony Korine. The script is a crime thriller centering on two childhood friends now in their mid-to-late 30s — one of whom is very successful and the other has spent the majority of his adult life in jail. On the eve of a big recognition for the successful man, the other is released from jail and determined to get even. John Lesher and Charles-Marie Anthonioz are producing the film, which is slated to shoot early next year.
Rob isn't officially cast yet but we'll keep you posted. The Childhood of a Leader and The Lost City of Z still seem to be on Rob's slate but no specific dates for production are locked.


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