After more than four decades in show business, actor/singer Jamie Foxx remains one of the most ambitious and hardworking men in Hollywood. Following a memorable starring role in Netflix’s Project Power, the versatile performer will build upon that relationship with the streamer in a bevy of projects. As first reported by Variety, Foxx is set to star in the upcoming vampire comedy titled Day Shift.
The news follows reports that Jamie Foxx will partner with Netflix for a new comedy series titled Dad Stop Embarrassing Me and the John Boyega-led thriller They Cloned Tyrone. The new comedy will reportedly follow Foxx’s character, a mild-mannered, blue-collar father. Hoping to provide a good life for his 8-year-old daughter, he works as a San Fernando Valley pool cleaner. However, the wholesome career is actually a front for what is his real passion and source of income, hunting and killing vampires. Day Shift will be the directorial debut of martial artist and stuntman JJ Perry.
The film will feature a script penned by screenwriter Tyler Tice with revisions handled by Shay Hatten (John Wick: Chapter 3). Additionally, Jamie Foxx will serve as one of the film’s executive producers. Moreover, he joins fellow producers Chad Stahelski (John Wick), Shaun Redick (Get Out), Yvette Yates Redick (El Gringo), and Datari Turner (Uncorked). Netflix will handle the film’s distribution with no production date currently set.
Jamie Foxx is an Oscar and Grammy Award-winning performer. Last year, the actor turned in an award-worthy performance alongside Michael B. Jordan in Just Mercy. Additionally, the Ray star will play the titular antihero role in Todd McFarlane’s upcoming Spawn reboot. Up next, the actor will voice the main character in Pixar’s latest film Soul. Furthermore, Foxx’s upcoming Mike Tyson biopic is actively in development as well. Recently, Jamie Foxx broke the internet by confirming that he will reprise his villainous role of Electro from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in Sony and Marvel’s upcoming third Spider-Man film starring Tom Holland.
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