Jamie Foxx Commits Zebra Murders

Jamie Foxx is set to play the lead in DreamWorks Pictures “The Zebra Murders: A Season of Killing, Racial Madness, and Civil Rights” reports the trades.

Foxx will play Prentice Earl Sanders, one of two trailblazing black detectives who set out to solve a series of racially motivated serial killings that rocked San Francisco in the fall and winter of 1973-74.

Ultimately, Sanders — who, along with writer Bennett Cohen, recounted the story in the book on which the film is based — ends up becoming the chief of police after the detectives successfully win their own battle against racism and harassment within the force.

Matthew Michael Carnahan (“The Kingdom”) is penning the script.