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Academy Award Winners Jamie Foxx And Tommy Lee Jones Star In Amazon Prime’s ‘The Burial’

Inspired by true events, this gripping drama exposes corporate corruption and racial injustice.

“The Burial” will be premiering on Amazon Prime that stars Academy Award winners Jamie Foxx and Tommy Lee Jones.

Alan Ruck as Mike Allred and Jamie Foxx as Willie Gary in The Burial. (SKIP BOLEN/AMAZON) 

Inspired by true events, a handshake deal goes wrong as funeral homeowner Jeremiah O’Keefe (Jones) enlists a smooth-talking, charismatic lawyer, Willie E. Gray (Foxx) to save his family business.

O’Keefe must sell part of his business to a conglomerate run by Ray Loewen (Bill Camp). When the deal goes wrong, O’Keefe decides to sue and hire’s Willie E. Gray.

Gray has no interest in the case until O’Keefe’s junior counsel Hal (Mamoudou Athie) convinces him that their case could be lucrative and groundbreaking.

“30 mins into “the burial” with Tommy Lee Jones and Jamie Foxx I can already tell this will be a classic,” saidone critic on X (formerly Twitter).

Tempers with flare and laughter ensures as the unlikely pair bond while exposing corporate corruption and racial injustice in this inspirational, and triumph story.

The film was directed by Maggie Betts. The story was by Doug Wright. The screenplay is by Wright and Betts, respectively.

The cast includes Jurnee Smollett, Maoudou Athie, Pamela Reed, Bill Camp, and Alan Ruck.

Producers included Foxx, Celine Rattray (p.g.a.), Trudie Styler (p.g.a.), Datari Turner (p.g.a.), Jenette Kahn (p.g.a.), Adam Richman (p.g.a.), and Bobby Shriver (p.g.a.).

“The Burial” is rated R.

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