Actor Jamie Foxx’s newest movie – a Netflix project titled “Back in Action” — may be forced to wrap without the star as he continues to recover from an undisclosed medical emergency.
According to a Thursday report from People Magazine, producers have canceled scheduled filming of at least one scene that was set to take place on Sunday due to “changes in production” – but filming was supposed to go on as scheduled on Monday and Tuesday.
Entertainment website TMZ reported that Foxx had just eight days left of filming — and added that despite the fact that Foxx has not yet been released from the hospital, several sources had said the project was still going to wrap in the space of about a week.
After shutting down production entirely on Wednesday, producers reportedly used a stand-in for the “Any Given Sunday” actor on Thursday — and if production is to continue without him, that could be the way his scenes are wrapped. Additionally, certain scenes could potentially be cut in order to avoid the need for his presence on set.
“Back in Action” marks the first return to the big screen of actress Cameron Diaz, 50, since 2014’s “Annie” remake – and reports have indicated that Foxx, who starred alongside her in that film, was instrumental in getting her onboard for “Back in Action.” Veteran actress Glenn Close, 76, also stars in the upcoming project.
As The Daily Wire reported on Wednesday, Foxx’s family announced via his daughter Corinne’s Instagram account that he had suffered a “medical complication” a day prior and had been rushed to the hospital for treatment.
“From the Foxx Family: We wanted to share that, my father, Jamie Foxx, experienced a medical complication yesterday. Luckily, due to quick action and great care, he is already on his way to recovery. We know how beloved he is and appreciate your prayers. The family aske for privacy during this time. Much love, The Foxx Family,” Corinne’s post read.
TMZ reported a short time later that the actor was “doing a lot better,” responding to family and joking around, but that he was going to remain under a doctor’s care while tests were being done. Initial reports indicated that the emergency had prompted family members who were not in town to fly in to be by his side.