05.19.09 9 years ago 33 Comments

(You might not have to keep chugging water all night if you didn’t wear a wool-lined overcoat indoors, genius)

Let’s get one thing clear, I’m reporting this because I admire the balls it takes to print it, not because it’s the least bit true.  That said, Jamie Foxx is reportedly a “potential contender” for the lead role in

Foxx, who won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the 2004 film Ray, reportedly considered to be “perfect” for the role. If he is chosen for the part, it will be one of the most prominent examples of “colour-blind” casting in Hollywood history.

Also in the running are George Clooney, Leonardo di Caprio, Harry Connick Jnr and Justin Timberlake. [And anyone else whose name is a popular search term! -Ed.]

An unnamed source [Fibby McLiemouth, perhaps?] told the Daily Express: “Cool is colour-blind. Jamie would seem to be born to the role […in opposite land.]. Magnificent singing voice, totally convincing acting ability, like Frank himself, born the wrong side of the tracks, rags to riches, makes it big against the odds, has his brushes with authority. The guy’s a gift.” [Telegraph]

Another similarity is that Jamie Foxx is often called ‘Old Brown Eye’ (because he’s an asshole, you see).  But yeah, they should definitely make Sinatra a black guy.  Italians are notoriously good sports about this kind of stuff.

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