Day Shift – Netflix reveal cast, release date, trailer and premise for new film

July 12, 2022
Daniel Hart 0
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This article contains the release date, cast, and premise for the Netflix film Day Shift. 

With Netflix changing their slate announcements, it’s no surprise that we are looking at August already. With a growing streaming market, Netflix seems to be more prepared to release its schedule in advance, rather than in the latter half of the month. Next up on their news round is the film Day Shift starring the ever-talented Jamie Foxx.

The premise of the Netflix film Day Shift

Courtesy of Netflix — Jamie Foxx stars as a hard-working blue-collar dad who just wants to provide a good life for his quick-witted daughter, but his mundane San Fernando Valley pool cleaning job is a front for his real source of income, hunting and killing vampires as part of an international Union of vampire hunters.

The film is directed by JJ Perry and the screenplay belongs to Tyler Tice and Shay Hatten.

The producers are Shaun Redick, Yvette Yates Redick, Chad Stahelski, and Jason Spitz, and the executive producers are Jamie Foxx, Datari Turner, Charles J.D. Schlissel, Peter Baxter, Alex Young.

Our opinion on the premise

It sounds very generic. That’s not to say the premise will not entertain, but you see “pool cleaning job,” “vampires,” and a father protective over his daughter, and you can see why Netflix decided to commission this film. But maybe we will be deceived by the premise. Maybe this vampire-hunting premise will do more than be a popcorn film to rake up the watch hours for Netflix HQ.

The trailer

Our opinion on the trailer

There’s a lot of energy in this trailer. With a hint of comedy and violence, and Jamie Foxx seemingly embracing his role, we can expect a lot of action and shocking moments to entice the viewers. And what’s that… SNOOP DOGG! Well, it’s worth watching it just to hear Snoop Dogg contribute to his acting career. It’s not entirely clear what the plot is, but Jamie Foxx’s character needs to turn over a new leaf with his lifestyle it seems. But with a generic feel to the trailer, maybe the premise is secondary to the names fronting the film.

Day Shift release date

The film will be released on Netflix on Friday, August 12th, 2022.

The cast

  • Jamie Foxx.
  • Dave Franco.
  • Karla Souza.
  • Meagan Good.
  • Natasha Liu Bordizzo.
  • Oliver Masucci.
  • Snoop Dogg.
  • Steve Howey.
  • Scott Adkins.
  • Zion Broadnax

What are your thoughts so far on the Netflix film Day Shift? Comment below.

You can watch this film with a subscription to Netflix.