Jamie Foxx to play Spawn

Los Angeles - Jamie Foxx has signed on to star in comic book icon Todd McFarlane's directorial debut Spawn.

The Oscar winner will play the titular role in the adaptation of McFarlane's 1990s comic series, which centres upon a murdered former CIA black ops team member, who is double crossed in hell after he agrees to become a Hellspawn warrior, so he can be reunited with his wife.