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 Shift—according 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 Power, They 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.