We haven't seen much from Jamie Foxx lately, but this week he returns to the big screen in Baran bo Odar’s new thriller Sleepless.
In the film, Foxx plays a Las Vegas cop trying to save his kidnapped son from murderous gangsters. A remake of the 2011 Swedish film Sleepless Night, it’s an action-packed ride from start to finish and proves that despite his absence in front of the camera as of late, Jaime Foxx has still got it.
The actor plays undercover police officer Vincent Downs, who finds himself caught between corrupt cops, internal affairs and nefarious drug dealers when a cocaine heist goes wrong, leaving Downs exposed. As retaliation, his 16-year-old son is kidnapped and Downs must race against the clock in one “sleepless” night to get him back and nail the bad guys.
At the recent press day for the film, which was held in Los Angeles I sat down with Foxx and his co-star Michelle Monaghan, who plays the IA agent tailing Downs, for an exclusive interview.
The actors discuss how they prepped for all of the action, about their big fight scene, and how their parental instincts kicked in to play their roles.
Check out what the pair had to say up in the video below and be sure to catch Sleepless when it opens in Canadian theatres this Friday February 3rd.