Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to replace his Django Unchained co-star Jamie Foxx in Kevin Hart's new movie The Black Phantom.

The Pulp Fiction star has become the frontrunner to become the Phantom's nemesis-turned-sidekick in the film, according to Deadline.com.

The film will team Hart with his Ride Along director Tim Story again, while producer Clint Culpepper previously worked with Jackson on 2008 thriller Lakeview Terrace.