Following Project Power, up next for Jamie Foxx at Netflix is the vampire movie Day Shift which will see the actor star in and executive produce.
This extends Jamie Foxx’s relationship with Netflix, as Foxx also will produce the upcoming film They Cloned Tyrone and series Dad Stop Embarrassing Me.
Foxx will next be seen in Disney/ Pixar’s Soul, debuting on Disney + on December 25 this year, and is returning as Electro for Marvel's Spider-Man 3.
For Day Shift, 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.
JJ Perry will make his directorial debut with Day Shift. He is known as a second unit director and stunt coordinator. His credits include Fast & Furious 9, The Fate of the Furious, Bloodshot, and the John Wick franchise.
Chad Stahelski, also known for John Wick, will produce along with Jason Spitz for 87Eleven Entertainment; Shaun Redick (Get Out, BlackKklansman) and Yvette Yates Redick (Malicious) are also producing for Impossible Dream Entertainment.
Jamie Foxx in Netflix's 'Project Power'
Day Shift has John Wick creators involved
Datari Turner and Peter Baxter also servicing as executive producers.
Day Shift will be written by Tyler Tice with current revisions by Shay Hatten (John Wick: Chapter 3- Parabellum, and upcoming films Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead for Netflix, and John Wick: Chapter 4).
Shaun Redick said in a statement: “Day Shift is a pulse-pounding thrill ride with action, danger and grounded comedy mixed with a deep mythology, the key ingredients for the absolute best time you can have watching a movie. We couldn’t be more excited about producing this at Netflix with Jamie Foxx starring!”
Chad Stahelski said: “I’ve known and worked with JJ for a long time. His unique vision of Day Shift makes it such a great first directorial project for him.”
Shaun Redick and Yvette Yates Redick discovered the Day Shift screenplay when debut writer Tyler Tice won the Slamdance Writing Competition Grand Prize. Impossible Dream Entertainment attached Perry to direct, and along with Tice they developed the screenplay further then teamed with Chad Stahelski and 87Eleven Entertainment and Netflix.