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'Miami' Twice

Farrell, Foxx in talks for ''Miami Vice'' -- A film version of the '80s drama is on its way from original executive producer Michael Mann

Colin Farrell | 'VICE' SQUAD Farrell can hear the Jan Hammer already...
Image credit: Colin Farrell: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.com
'VICE' SQUAD Farrell can hear the Jan Hammer already...

It only took 20 years, but the pastels of Miami Vice are finally moving from the TV to the big screen, with the show's executive producer, Michael Mann, at the helm, according to Variety. Colin Farrell is in talks to replace Don Johnson as Det. James ''Sonny'' Crockett, while Jamie Foxx -- who previously worked with Mann in Collateral and Ali -- is up for Philip Michael Thomas' former role, Det. Ricardo Tubbs, the trade paper reported.

Earlier this month, Foxx, whose upcoming role in Ray is sparking Oscar talk, told the movie website latinoreview.com that he was looking forward to appearing in the Vice movie. No word if Johnson and Thomas get cameos -- but surely some of those drug-dealer roles are open.

Originally posted Oct 14, 2004