Netflix has released a trailer for its upcoming science-fiction thriller Project Power, starring Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Dominique Fishback. Directed by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost, the film introduces a world set in New Orleans where a pill can activate people’s inner superpowers for five minutes at a time. Although the pill grants people superpowers, nobody knows what will manifest until they try the pill, it can potentially kill whoever takes it.
Foxx stars as a former soldier with a hidden agenda looking for the people pushing the new drug. He then teams up with a local cop named Art (Gordon-Levitt) and a teenage drug dealer named Robin (Fishback) in his quest to track down the source of the drugs.
According to an official description:
“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 also stars Rodrigo Santoro, Courtney B. Vance, Amy Landecker, Allen Maldonado, and Machine Gun Kelly.
Project Power will hit Netflix on August 14.
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