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Jamie Foxx, Will Smith To Star in 'Tombstone' Reboot?

The original "Tombstone," released in 1993, starred Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer as Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.

Published Dec 26, 2023

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Claim:
Jamie Foxx and Will Smith are slated to star in a 2024 reboot of "Tombstone."

On Dec. 22, 2023, the Facebook account YODA BBY ABY published a post claiming that Jamie Foxx and Will Smith would star in a 2024 remake of the popular 1993 western starring Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer, "Tombstone":

TOMBSTONE!!!
Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled ride through the Wild West in "TOMBSTONE," starring Jamie Foxx as the stoic Wyatt Earp and Will Smith as the charismatic and enigmatic Doc Holliday. As bullets fly and tensions rise, witness their epic showdown against a ruthless gang, set against the backdrop of a sun-drenched, lawless frontier. In theaters Summer 2024.

This item was not a factual recounting of real-life events. The post originated with a Facebook account the profile of which describes its content as being humorous or satirical in nature, as follows: "The page is 100% satire and fake news."

Snopes has covered similar satirical posts from YODA BBY ABY before, including one that claimed former child actor Macaulay Culkin would be cast in a new "Home Alone" film.

For background, here is why we sometimes write about satire/humor.

Sources

Ibrahim, Nur. “Is Macaulay Culkin Returning for a New ‘Home Alone’ Film?” Snopes, 7 Dec. 2023, https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/macaulay-culkin-home-alone/.

Tombstone. Directed by George P. Cosmatos and Kevin Jarre, Hollywood Pictures, Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, Alphaville Films, 1993.

David Emery is a West Coast-based writer and editor with 25 years of experience fact-checking rumors, hoaxes, and contemporary legends.