‘Sleepless’ gets 2017 release date

Jamie Foxx’s thriller Sleepless (previously titled as Sleepless Night) will hit theaters on February 24, 2017.

The movie stars Jamie 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 is directed by Baran Bo Odar and is written by Andrea Berloff. The film also stars Michelle Monaghan, Gabrielle Union, T.I. and Dermot Mulroney.

 

“Jackie Robinson” documentary

PBS will air a two-part documentary film about Jackie Robinson, the first African American player in Major League Baseball in the modern era.

The film features Jamie Foxx as the voice of Jackie Robinson, reading excerpts from his newspaper columns, personal letters and autobiographies. It also includes interviews with family members, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, former Dodgers teammates and Harry Belafonte.

“Jackie Robinson” will premiere on Monday and Tuesday, April 11 and 12 at 9 p.m. on PBS. The film will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on April 12th.

Jamie is filming ‘Baby Driver’ in ATL

Jamie is currently filming his new movie Baby Driver in Atlanta, Georgia. He was spotted on the set sporting temporary tattoos on his hands and neck.

The Edgar Wright-directed movie follows crime boss Doc, played by Kevin Spacey, who forces a young getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) to work for him. Jamie plays “the impulsive gun-slinging cohort” named Bats. The film also stars Lily James and Jon Hamm.

Baby Driver is scheduled to be released on March 17, 2017.