We have some exciting news to report today as Deadline is reporting that actor Jeremy Renner has been cast in the upcoming ‘Spawn‘ movie! Renner will play the role of Detective ‘Twitch’ Williams, the egg-headed private investigator that crosses paths with the demonic superhero from time to time. The lead role of ‘Spawn‘ will be played by Jamie Foxx. Check out the latest on this below and let us know if you are excited about the casting choice AFTER THE JUMP.
Deadline reports that Jeremy Renner has officially joined the cast of the new Spawn movie from Blumhouse Productions and Todd McFarlane. Renner will take on the role of Detective ‘Twitch’ Williams, the egg-headed private investigator that crosses paths with the demonic superhero from time to time. Jamie Foxx will take on the title role of Spawn for the reboot.
“As a first time director, I wanted to surround myself with the most talent and the most skilled people I can on all fronts,” McFarlane said. “I was lucky enough to land Jason Blum and then Jamie Foxx, and I knew the person on screen the most is this police officer, Twitch Williams. We needed as strong a person as possible because he will be the face of the film. I took my naïve Hollywood approach again, and said let’s start at the top and work down. Jeremy was at the top. I’m a huge fan of his. The character doesn’t need to be a bodybuilder or GQ handsome. I was looking for somebody who’s a person you’ve met before; I needed someone who can pull off the grief of an average human being. I’ve seen Jeremy do that in more than a few of his movies. He was at the top of my list, just like Jamie.”
Producer Jason Blum added: “Jeremy is the ideal choice for Twitch Williams. He radiates honesty, intelligence and a hard-working, everyman charisma, the same qualities that make Twitch such a compelling character.”