Jamie Foxx to be first African American lead in Pixar film
The actor voices the protagonist in Disney and Pixar's upcoming film, Soul
Actor Jamie Foxx says he is honoured to be the first-ever African American to play the lead in a Pixar film. The actor voices the protagonist in Disney and Pixar's upcoming film, Soul.
"Honoured to be the first-ever African American lead in a Pixar film. 100 days away. I cannot wait for you all to see this beautiful story," Foxx shared on his Instagram.
Directed by the two-time Oscar winner Pete Docter, the film's voice cast include names like Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, Angela Bassett, Questlove, and Daveed Diggs. It is slated for release in June.
Soul will be the second Pixar original film for 2020 following the recent release of Onward, with Chris Pratt and Tom Holland.