'Project Power': 'There Are No Superheroes' in Netflix's High-Caliber Thriller

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A pill that gives you superhuman ability sounds like a good idea, but in the slick Netflix Original Project Power, the street drug Power comes with a terrifying side effect.

"You don't get to choose your power, it only lasts for five minutes, and it might instantly kill you," explains Henry Joost, who directed the sci-fier alongside Ariel Schulman (Nerve).

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Shot in New Orleans, the feature stars Oscar winner Jamie Foxx as Art, a father searching for his missing daughter, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a Crescent City cop and Dominique Fishback (The Hate U Give) as a teen dealer.

Their lives collide in the search for Power's main source, leading to a high-caliber thriller with top-notch effects, grounded by a trio worth rooting for.

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"There are no superheroes in this," Schulman says. "They don't always make the right decisions. In fact, sometimes they make very bad ones." Thankfully, those bad decisions make for a great story.

Project Power, Movie Premiere, Friday, August 14, Netflix