The first trailer of the Jamie Foxx action film Sleepless hit the internet on Wednesday and every person who has watched the clip has gone mad and excited to watch the film. Foxx goes into a tough guy mode and faces off against gangsters who have kidnapped his son.

Sleepless is being compared to the movie Taken starred by Liam Neeson, who’s daughter was also kidnpped kidnapped. The plot of the first Taken film revolved around the mission to find his daughter. This is pretty much similar to the Sleepless, when the son of Foxx was kidnapped because of his mission to bring violent gangsters and corrupt cops down.

“You touch my son, I’ll kill you,” Foxx says in one particular scene after his son was kidnapped.


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According to Screenrant, Foxx plays an undercover Las Vegas detective named Vincent Downs. He has been operating in the city’s mob-controlled criminal underworld in order to gather evidence against both these violent gangsters and the corrupt cops.

Unfortunately, these gangsters were able to discover Downs’ cover and his plan to bring them down. This resulted in the kidnapping of his young son. While the first trailer seemed to give a lot about the film’s main plot, what the moviegoers can expect to see are the challenges that the protagonists will face and of course, the amazing action sequences.

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According to Digital Trend, moviegoers should watch the movie and expect to be intrigued by it. Foxx seems to be one of the rare Hollywood leading men who can carry a film alone through his charisma.

Sleepless is directed by Swiss filmmaker Baran Bo Odar and is written by Straight Outta Compton. The film is actually a remake of the French film Nuit Blanche.

Don’t miss the upcoming action thriller film when it hits theaters on February 24, 2017.