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One of the best cinematic showdowns of 2012 was between Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained." Foxx starred as Django, a freed slave looking to rescue his beloved wife (Kerry Washington), while DiCaprio oozed evil as Calvin Candie, the owner of a cotton plantation cheerfully dubbed Candyland. Their chemistry verged on electric, so it's not surprising to hear that the actors are set to reteam for a new project, "Mean Business on North Ganson Street."
Based on a forthcoming novel by S. Craig Zahler, whose Black List-topping script "The Brigands of Rattleborge" is slowly moving forward with "Stoker" director Chan Wook-Park, "Mean Business on North Ganson Street" follows a pair of disgraced detectives (Foxx and DiCaprio) as they hunt for a serial killer targeting police officers in a small Missouri town. Zahler will write the screenplay, and DiCaprio will produce with his Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson Killoran. The movie will be financed and distributed by Warner Bros.
Putting a possible kink in production is the fact that DiCaprio claimed, upon wrapping this fall's Martin Scorsese-directed "The Wolf of Wall Street," that he intends to take a little time off. Foxx, on the other hand, remains as busy as ever: His latest movie, "White House Down," hits theaters today, and he's set to star in two highly anticipated sequels -- "Rio 2" and "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," in which he plays glowy bad guy Electro -- and the remake of "Annie" that Jay-Z and Will Smith are producing, all out in 2014.
Whenever "Mean Business on North Ganson Street" ends up coming out, it's sure to bring the heat.