Jamie Foxx Hunts Vampires In ‘Day Shift’ On Netflix

Move over, Blade! Jamie Foxx is getting into the vampire-hunting business.

The Oscar-winning actor has signed on to star in (and be executive producer for) a new horror film for Netflix–Day Shiftaccording to The Hollywood Reporter. At this early stage, there has been no word on production schedules or a debut date for the thriller.

The storyline for Day Shift–as explained by Netflix–has Foxx portraying a “hard-working, blue-collar dad who just wants to provide a good life for his quick-witted eight-year-daughter.” The hook? It seems that this dad’s “mundane San Fernando Valley pool cleaning job is a front for his real source of income–hunting and killing vampires.” Nice work if you can get it.

J.J. Perry–best known as a second-unit director and a stunt coordinator for the successful John Wick franchise–will have his first shot at the director’s chair for the film, working with a screenplay by Tyler Tice (with some help from Shay Hatten). The script for Day Shift was picked up after it won the grand prize at the Slamdance Writing Competition.

Chad Stahelski–who worked with Perry on the John Wick films–will produce, along with Jason Spitz, Shaun Redick and Yvette Yates Redick. Foxx will serve as executive producer, alongside Datari Turner and Peter Baxter.

In addition to Day Shift, Foxx has been keeping busy with Netflix, working on Project PowerThey Cloned Tyrone and Dad Stop Embarrassing Me for the streamer.

Keep reading Horror News Network for all future updates–including production schedules and casting–for Day Shift on Netflix.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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