Jamie Foxx to play lead in Netflix vampire comedy Day Shift

By: PTI | Los Angeles |

October 21, 2020 12:28:18 pm

Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx first worked with Netflix on Project Power. (Photo: Instagram/iamjamiefoxx)

Oscar winner Jamie Foxx is set to headline upcoming vampire comedy Day Shift for streamer Netflix.

The film will mark the directorial debut of JJ Perry, who previously worked as second unit director and stunt coordinator on movies like Fast & Furious 9, The Fate of the Furious, Bloodshot, and the John Wick franchise.

Tyler Tice has penned the script with current revisions by Shay Hatten.

The story is about a hard working blue collar dad (Foxx) who just wants to provide a good life for his quick-witted eight-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.

Filmmaker Chad Stahelski will produce the movie along with Jason Spitz through their banner 87Eleven Entertainment. Shaun Redick and Yvette Yates Redick are also producing.

Foxx is executive producing with Datari Turner and Peter Baxter.

“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,” Stahelski said in a statement.

Foxx, who first worked with Netflix on Project Power, will also star in and executive produce movie They Cloned Tyrone and series Dad Stop Embarrassing Me for the streamer.

The actor won an Oscar for Best Actor for 2004 movie Ray and has also featured in movies such as Collateral, Miami Vice, Django Unchained and Just Mercy.

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