You know that you’re cool when your daughter sends a nod your way. Annalise Bishop sang the praises of her father, Jamie Foxx, at the premiere of his new film, Sleepless, and we are ready to watch the movie based on her response alone.
“Just left the premiere of Sleepless. It was incredible,” Jamie told Instagram fans in a video address. “Great response,” he added. “I’m telling you right now, go check this out. January 13th … Friday the thirteenth.” Annalise further exclaimed, “My daddy kicks butt.”
Jamie stars as Vincent Downs in the action-packed film. Vincent is a crooked cop determined to find his kidnapped son by any means necessary. The homicide detective leaves no stone unturned, which includes taking on the criminal underworld.
“If someone were to harm your kid, I mean, what would you do,” Jamie asked when recently questioned about his mindset while making the film. “It’s not a movie that you sort of haven’t seen before but it’s still the same DNA,” he revealed. “When something happens to someone you love, you’ll go to the ends of the earth to protect them.”
Going to the ends of the earth in this motion picture involved Jamie brushing up on his self-defense tactics and reuniting with friends in the industry. “The whole process of learning some of the martial arts and being able to work with [Michelle Monaghan] and some of the other people in the movie that we’ve known for quite some time,” the star said. “It’s great to go play make-believe, and take a story and have fun with it with people that you know.”
Sleepless makes its public debut on January 13, 2017. Check out the film’s trailer below!