Now a filmmaker in the Los Angeles area, Tongo worked with Foxx on “They Cloned Tyrone,” a yet-to-be-released science-fiction comedy movie for Netflix that also was recently shot in metro Atlanta. Foxx is in Atlanta shooting another Netflix film, “Day Shift,” a vampire-hunting comedy.
A description of the movie from Netflix: “Foxx stars as a hard-working, blue-collar dad who just wants to provide a good life for his quick-witted 8-year-old daughter, but his mundane San Fernando Valley pool-cleaning job is a front for his real source of income, hunting and killing vampires.”
Foxx is not the first celebrity to make use of Tech’s training facilities, a product of the number of famous people coming through Atlanta, Tech’s Midtown location and the athletic department’s willingness to accommodate them (and perhaps benefit from the association). Safety Juanyeh Thomas and defensive line coach Larry Knight were among those who had pictures taken with Foxx.
WWE stars John Cena and Roman Reigns have gotten lifts in at Tech’s weight room – Reigns, of course, was known as Joe Anoa’i when he was the captain of the Jackets football team in 2006. On his monthly podcast released Thursday, athletic director Todd Stansbury revealed that part-time Atlanta resident Elton John plays tennis at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex “on a somewhat regular basis.”