'Project Power' Preview: Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt bring a summer blockbuster that will blow your mind
If you're feeling low that you don't have many superhero shows to watch this summer, don't worry, we've got you covered. Netflix's 'Project Power' will be releasing on the streaming platform soon and promises to be an intriguing watch. The main premise of the film revolves around a former military man who teams up with a cop, to find the source behind a pill that provides temporary superpowers.
'Project Power' will release on August 14, Friday, on Netflix. The official synopsis of the film reads, "On the streets of New Orleans, word begins to spread about a mysterious new pill that unlocks superpowers unique to each user. The catch: You don’t know what will happen until you take it. While some develop bulletproof skin, invisibility, and super strength, others exhibit a deadlier reaction. But when the pill escalates crime within the city to dangerous levels, a local cop (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) teams with a teenage dealer (Dominique Fishback) and a former soldier fueled by a secret vendetta (Jamie Foxx) to fight power with power and risk taking the pill in order to track down and stop the group responsible for creating it."
The film stars Jamie Foxx who shot to fame for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the 2004 biographical film 'Ray', for which he won the Academy Award, BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics' Choice Movie Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. He was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the crime film 'Collateral'. Since spring 2017, Foxx has been the host and executive producer of the Fox game show 'Beat Shazam'.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt also stars in the movie. Gordon-Levitt began his career as a child actor with '3rd Rock From The Sun' and '10 Things I Hate About You'. Later, he cemented himself in Hollywood with 'The Dark Knight Rises', 'Brick', 'Looper', and 'GI Joe: The Rise Of Cobra'. For his performances in '500 Days of Summer' and '50/50', he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. In 2013, Gordon-Levitt made his directorial and screenwriting debut with 'Don Jon', in which he also stars.
Dominique Fishback is another feature in the film. Fishback is best known for playing Billie Rowan on 'Show Me a Hero' and Darlene on 'The Deuce'.
The film has been directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Shulman. In the trailer, we are told that 'Project Power' is called the evolution of the human species. These magical pills can make a person strong and invisible, however, at a cost. The trailer shows the dangerous complications of the pills, as the strange trio of a soldier, cop, and a teen try their best to infiltrate the source from where these pills are made available to the public. The film promises to be an engrossing rollercoaster, with slick action.