Jamie Foxx to Present Music Doc ‘Thunder Soul’

“Ray” star is throwing his weight behind the story of a high school funk band

Jamie Foxx will have his name above the title of upcoming music documentary  "Thunder Soul." 

The "Ray" star will "present" the Roadside Attractions film in the hopes of broadening the audience, much as  Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry did for "Precious." 

The film has been a fixture of the festival circuit, picking up a nomination for Best Documentary at this year's Spirit Awards.  

"Thunder Soul" follows the alumni from Houston’s Kashmere High School Stage Band, who return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for the 92-year-old Conrad “Prof” Johnson, their beloved band leader who transformed the school’s struggling jazz band into funk powerhouse in the early 1970s.

“I can’t wait to share Thunder Soul with the world so that everyone can enjoy this one of a kind experience,” Foxx said in a statement. “It’s such an entertaining and inspirational story that touches your soul and awakens the human spirit in the way that only love and the power of music can.”

Snoot Entertainment’s Keith Calder and Jessica Wu produced "Thunder Soul" along with director Mark Landsman. Foxx will present Thunder Soul, and will serve as executive producer, along with his FoxxKing Entertainment partner Jaime King.