EXCLUSIVE: TNT has put in development drama Hit based on an idea by Jamie Foxx. Co-written by Foxx and former Numbers co-executive producer Robert Port, Hit centers on two former high school football teammates and best friends — one a QB, one a WR -– who years later are “drafted” by the Miami P.D. and assigned to HIT (High Impact Team). The same shorthand that made them unstoppable on the gridiron makes them great partners taking down the most dangerous criminals in the city. Foxx and Port are executive producing with Foxx’s producing partner Jaime King.
Fun fact: Both Foxx and Port are Oscar winners. Foxx of course, won for his portrayal of Ray Charles in Ray, while Port and Bill Guttentag won for their documentary Twin Towers. Foxx, repped by CAA and Rick Yorn, next is coming out in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. His writing credits include co-creating The Jamie Foxx Show. Port, repped by ICM Partners and manager Jeff Field, most recently worked on CBS’ NYC 22.
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