Jamie Foxx has signed up to star in a vampire comedy titled Day Shift.
Set to be released by Netflix, Day Shift will have Foxx playing 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.
There’s a good amount of John Wick blood in the creative force behind this one. Day Shift will be marking the directorial debut for JJ Perry, a second unit director and stunt coordinator whose credits include Fast & Furious 9, The Fate of the Furious, Bloodshot, and the John Wick franchise. The screenplay, originally from Tyler Tice, is currently undergoing revisions by Shay Hatten, who co-wrote John Wick: Chapter 3- Parabellum and Zack Snyder’s upcoming Netflix zombie flick Army of the Dead.
Foxx will also be executive producing the film, with John Wick franchise director Chad Stahelski producing alongside Jason Spitz for 87Eleven Entertainment and Shaun Redick (Get Out, BlackKklansman) & Yvette Yates Redick (Malicious) for Impossible Dream Entertainment.
“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,” Redick said in a statement. “We couldn’t be more excited about producing this at Netflix with Jamie Foxx starring!”
This is another big venture in the growing Foxx/Netflix relationship. Foxx recently co-starred in Project Power, which dropped on Netflix in August, and is on board to co-star in and produce sci-fi film They Cloned Tyrone (also starring John Boyega) and father-daughter comedy series Dad Stop Embarrassing Me.