Foxx will star as the hard-working blue-collar dad who simply wishes 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.
“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. We couldn’t be more excited about producing this at Netflix with Jamie Foxx starring,” said producer Shaun Redick in a statement.
Shaun and Yvette Yates Redick discovered the screenplay for the thriller after newcomer Tyler Tice won the grand prize at the Slamdance Writing Competition. Current revisions to the script involved screenwriter Shay Hatten, who wrote the third and fourth installments of the John Wick franchise, as well as Zack Snyder‘s Army of the Dead set to premiere next year on Netflix.
Foxx will executive produce the film alongside Datari Turner and Peter Baxter. John Wick franchise director Chad Stahelski and Jason Spitz are producing for 87Eleven Entertainment together with the Redicks for Impossible Dream Entertainment.
Perry is a well-known second unit director and stunt coordinator, whose credits include the John Wick franchise, Fast & Furious 9, and Bloodshot. “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,” added Stahelski.
Foxx is currently starring in the action-thriller Project Power for Netflix and will co-star and produce the upcoming picture They Cloned Tyrone and the series Dad Stop Embarrassing Me for the streamer. He is set to voice Joe in Pixar’s Soul slated to premiere on Disney+ on Christmas day. Foxx is repped by CAA, LBI Entertainment, and Ziffren Brittenham.