No 'Power' Outage for Foxx

Jamie Foxx has come on board Universal's "The Power of Duff" as a producer and possible star.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Foxx and manager Jamie Rucker King will join Marc Platt in producing the complicated sounding drama. Foxx may or may not play the lead role in the project, which Universal acquired in a major script acquisition.

The script, by Stephen Belber, focuses on a news anchor in Rochester, NY. After the death of his father, the anchor begins praying for things on air and, as so often seems to happen under these circumstances, those prayers begin to come true. Naturally, a firestorm follows.

Foxx has become something of a good luck charm for Universal. The studio distributed his Oscar-winning turn in "Ray," as well as his recent turn in "Jarhead." Foxx's upcoming "Miami Vice" is a Universal production, as is "Kingdom," currently in production.