What if superpowers were temporary? Project Power, the new science-fiction thriller from Viral and Nerve directors Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost, proposes a world in which superpowers are activated by taking a pill — and can only be used for five minutes at a time. On top of that, nobody knows what superpower they’ll manifest until they actually try the pill, and it can potentially kill whoever takes it.
Jamie Foxx stars as a former soldier whose daughter has been kidnapped by the people pushing the new drug. He teams up with Art (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Robin (Dominique Fishback), a local cop and a teenage drug dealer, in his quest to get his daughter back. In order to give themselves a fighting chance, they take the pill themselves, tracking down the source of the drug on the streets of New Orleans.
Rodrigo Santoro, Courtney B. Vance, Amy Landecker, Allen Maldonado, and Machine Gun Kelly also star.
The film will hit Netflix on Aug. 14.