Foxx and Farrell will star in a movie version of the cop series "Miami Vice" (search), which will be written and directed by Michael Mann, an executive producer on the show that ran on NBC from 1984-89.
Shooting is scheduled to begin this spring, with the movie tentatively due in theaters July 28, 2006.
Other upcoming movie updates of TV shows include Cedric the Entertainer's "The Honeymooners," Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell (search)'s "Bewitched" and "The Dukes of Hazzard," with Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott, Jessica Simpson and Burt Reynolds.
Foxx, who co-starred with Tom Cruise in Mann's hitman thriller "Collateral" last summer, will play Detective Ricardo Tubbs, a role originated for TV by Philip Michael Thomas. Farrell is playing Detective Sonny Crockett, the part created by Don Johnson.
Universal Studios, which is releasing the movie, recently released a DVD set with the first season of "Miami Vice."
Coming off a breakout year, Foxx is the favorite to win the best-actor prize at the Academy Awards on Feb. 27 for his spot-on emulation of Ray Charles in "Ray" (search). He also earned a supporting-actor Oscar nomination for "Collateral."
Foxx's next film is "Jarhead" (search), a Persian Gulf War drama due out this fall from director Sam Mendes ("American Beauty").
Farrell is coming off the epic flop "Alexander" (search). He next stars in another historical saga, "The New World" (search), a tale of John Smith, Pocahontas and the conflict between Indians and 17th century settlers. Terrence Malick ("The Thin Red Line") is directing the film, due out in fall.