Jamie Foxx and Tommy Lee Jones Star in Upcoming Legal Drama Film, ‘The Burial’


Prime Video unveils "The Burial," inspired by true events is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11. Academy Award winners Tommy Lee Jones and Jamie Foxx take the lead in this gripping tale of an unlikely alliance against corporate corruption and racial injustice.

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Based on Jonathan Harr's 1999 New Yorker article, "The Burial" follows personal injury lawyer Willie E. Gary, portrayed by Jamie Foxx, as he embarks on a mission to help funeral home owner Jeremiah Joseph O'Keefe, played by Tommy Lee Jones. O'Keefe finds himself entangled in a contract dispute with the formidable Loewen funeral company, led by Raymond Loewen, portrayed by Bill Camp. With Gary's charismatic assistance, O'Keefe takes legal action against Loewen's company, uncovering the dark secrets and deceptions within the funeral industry.

Jurnee Smollett and Jamie Foxx

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Director Maggie Betts, in an interview with People, praised Jamie Foxx for his portrayal of the larger-than-life Willie Gary. She highlighted Foxx's ability to infuse the character with humanity and vulnerability, enriching the film's complexity. "The Burial" promises to be a triumphant and inspiring story that will leave audiences laughing, cheering, and deeply moved.

Jamie Foxx

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Written by Maggie Betts and Doug Wright, "The Burial" is produced by an impressive team, including Jamie Foxx, Celine Rattray, Trudie Styler, Datari Turner, Jenette Kahn, Adam Richman, and Bobby Shriver. Following its TIFF premiere, the film will hit select theaters on October 6 before becoming available on Prime Video starting October 13.

Get ready to witness the legal and emotional rollercoaster of "The Burial," where justice, humor, and human resilience take center stage.


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