Seven years later and more than 10 years since it was first conceived, this Hollywood star-studded film has yet to see the light of day. It is possible that I will never do it again and maybe it is better.
Jamie Foxx should have been a great screen directorial debut and it really was, but now only as an experience, since the All-Star Tour has been stored in a drawer for years. seven years, nothing more, nothing less.
Directed by the Oscar winner for Ray and co-written by himself, All-Star Trek It began to take shape in 2012 and already in 2016 it seemed like a great work in which, on the one hand, Foxx explored his new career, which he sought, on the other hand, guided by the good hands of the stars. In addition to Foxx, the cast of the All-Star Tour includes several well-known faces, such as Robert Downey Jr., Gerald Butler, Benicio del Toro, Jeremy Piven, Eva Longoria, Ken Jeong or Jessica Szohr.
Although filming began in 2016 and the film had a 2018 release date, everything was eventually delayed. The first of them was made due to delays in the production process, which relegated the premium to 2019, but many others were made later for no apparent reason. finally 2020, 2021 and 2022 would pass All-star Tour it would still be stored in a drawer, and no one would be able to understand what it was. Only one thing is clear; seven years after the film, the All-Star Tour became a rising project.
Although the plans were confirmed for some time and no one seemed to understand anything, Jamie Foxx spoke about his frustrated plan with CinemaBlend in 2022, shortly after it was confirmed that there would be more delays and the film was postponed indefinitely.
As Foxx told the aforementioned publication, problem with All-star Tour it has to do with the current state of comedy and, above all, with the fear of hurting feelings.
It’s hard for lay people when it comes to comedy. We try to open the sensitive corners where they smile again
But what about the movie? As far as is known, it is a comedy in which Foxx and Piven play two best friends who have won tickets to an important NBA game and who meet all the characters on their way to Los Angeles. “We all play different characters,” Foxx recalled in an interview with The Joe Rogan Experience in 2017. “I played a white, racist cop. […] Robert Downey Jr. plays mexican I called him and said: “Listen, I need to play mexican”. According to the director, Downey Jr. said yes and, even though he was cautious and aware of his nerves, “he nailed it.”
Knowing these things, it is easily better what happened; All-star Tour She risks offending different races and/or cultures and no one dares to let her go.
“Hopefully we can get people laughing and take them to All-Star Weekend because we’re definitely going to go,” Foxx also told CinemaBlend in an interview a few months ago. But with time As Hollywood advances in inclusivity and gentleness in stories, we like to say perhaps All-star Tour it is better closed. Although in 2017 Foxx was very sure of it and the good reception that the screening tests had, in the last six years things have changed a lot.