Team action and laughs in Day Shift

MIAMI-Jamie Foxx and Dave Franco make up a dynamic duo of laughs and adventures, as part of Netflix’s newest vampire offering, Day Shift.

The action-horror film directed by JJ Perry also includes the on-screen participation of Snoop Dogg, Karla Souza, Meagan Good, Steve Howey and Scott Atkins.

Foxx, best known for his work in such films as Collateral, Dreamgirls, Django Unchained and most recently Spider-Man: No Way Home, won the Oscar for best actor for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the 2004 film Ray. Also a comedian and singer, he has won a Grammy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actor Guild Award throughout his career.

In the film, Foxx plays Bud Jablonski, a father who secretly works as a vampire hunter and needs to raise money to keep his ex-wife and daughter from moving to Florida.

Franco, for his part, is the younger brother of actor James Franco, and is known for his work in the films 21 Jump Street, Now You See Me, Neighbors and The Disaster Artist. He recently starred in the Apple TV+ series The Afterparty and made his directorial debut with The Rental, which starred his wife, Alison Brie.

In Day Shift, Franco plays Seth, an executive assistant with no experience in the field, who is assigned by the director of the international union of vampire hunters to follow Bud Jablonski (Foxx) and report any type of rape that occurs. this comet.

THE SPOKESPERSON had the opportunity to talk with both actors.

Favorite vampire movie of all time.

Foxx: Dracula, the first. Yes, Dracula with Bela Lugosi, from a long time ago, and in black and white.

Franco: I’m going with Near Dark by Kathryn Bigelow.

In Day Shift the action stands out. As a producer and actor, how was the challenge of making an entertaining vampire action movie?

Foxx: I think it has everything you like. It’s got action, it’s got vampires, it’s got Dave Franco doing his thing. I think the really unique thing was the contortionism. When we see that first scene with the old lady and then people respond to that sequence, for me that’s when you know you’ve got something good. When you watch how people respond to something they’ve never seen before. Right off the bat, whatever you say, you’ve never seen anything like it. And I think that’s why the trailer overperformed when it debuted. So all those elements that are in the movie, action-wise, I don’t think you’ve seen them before.

Another fun aspect of the film is the creation of the world of vampires and hunters. Much of the information in this world comes from your character.

Franco: It was difficult to be the one to provide all the information about vampires, because I’m reciting these paragraphs that are kind of weird jargon. And then it was really just me wanting to be too prepared to say it like it was second nature. But in terms of trying to infuse humor wherever possible, it was easy with this guy. Our director gave us a lot of room to play, have fun and try everything. I came in as the character and really did my homework. I just wanted to be prepared. So I had pages and pages of side jokes and thought I’d maybe try a couple of these. But then when I started working with him, I thought, ‘oh, let’s try all of them.’

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Team action and laughs in Day Shift