Jamie Foxx is set to star in Netflix vampire comedy film “Day Shift,” with JJ Perry making his directorial debut. He will also be executive producing the film.
Perry will make his directorial debut with the film. 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.
The script is penned 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).
In the film, Jamie 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.
This extends Jamie Foxx’s relationship with Netflix. He recently starred in Project Power and will co-star in and 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.
Chad Stahelski (John Wick Franchise) & Jason Spitz for 87Eleven Entertainment; Shaun Redick (Get Out, BlackKklansman) & Yvette Yates Redick (Malicious) for Impossible Dream Entertainment are the producers.
Datari Turner and Peter Baxter are executive producers alongside Jamie Foxx.
Shaun Redick said “Day Shift is a pulse-pounding thrill ride with action, danger and grounded comedy mixed with 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!”
“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,” said Chad Stahelski.
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.
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