May 12, 2010 / 11:32 PM / 9 years ago

Jamie Foxx joins "Horrible Bosses"

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Jamie Foxx has joined the all-star cast of “Horrible Bosses,” a workplace murder comedy about three frustrated best friends who decide to kill each other’s bosses.

Jason Bateman and Charlie Day are on board as two of the buddies, while Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell are in negotiations to play two of the bosses.

In a more comedic turn for the actor, Foxx will play a scam artist named Mother——— Jones who offers murder advice to the three pals. (The name of the character, which originally had an even more colorful name, might change, according to insiders.)

Seth Gordon will direct the New Line project, which has been in development for years with various A-listers attached along the way.

Foxx appeared in New Line’s ensemble romantic comedy “Valentine’s Day” and has “Due Date” with Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis coming out November 5. The actor also is slated to go into action mode with Bruce Willis for video game adaptation “Kane & Lynch.”

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