Jamie Foxx Hunts His Son’s Kidnappers In New ‘Sleepless’ Trailer

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Jamie Foxx Hunts His Son's Kidnappers In New 'Sleepless' Trailer

Jamie Foxx Hunts His Son's Kidnappers In New 'Sleepless' Trailer

The trailer for Jamie Foxx‘s forthcoming film Sleepless dropped recently, and although it kind of gives away a good portion of the movie’s premise, it looks like it’ll be worth a watch.

Foxx portrays undercover detective Vincent Downs, who is posing as a corrupt cop, which leads to a series of unfortunate events happening to him in the process. His son gets kidnapped by one of the gangsters (played by Scoot McNairy) Downs has been working with, with that same gangster also having control over the police department Downs is a part of.

Ultimately, the action thriller seems to be a combination of TakenThe Departed and Law Abiding Citizen. The film also features T.I.Mission: Impossible III star Michelle Monaghan; Stranger Things co star David Harbour; and Gabrielle Union, alongside Foxx.

Sleepless serves as the American directorial debut for Swiss filmmaker Baran Bo Odar. The movie is written by Straight Outta Compton‘s Andrea Berloff, and is actually a remake of the French film Nuit Blanche,  which is written and directed by Frédéric Jardin.

Here’s an actual synopsis of the movie.

“Sleepless stars Foxx as undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs, who is caught in a high stakes web of corrupt cops and the mob-controlled casino underground. When a heist goes wrong, a crew of homicidal gangsters kidnaps Downs’ teenage son. In one sleepless night he will have to rescue his son, evade an internal affairs investigation and bring the kidnappers to justice.”

Sleepless will hit theaters early next year on February 24, 2017. Check out the trailer below.

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