Interview: Dominique Fishback and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Talk ‘Project Power’, Working With Jamie Foxx & More
In honor of the movie hitting the streaming service, I had a chance to sit down with two of the film’s stars, Dominique Fishback and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
During my chat with the pair, Fishback spoke about going from previous projects like Night Comes On and The Hate U Give to doing an action film. The two spoke about working with Jamie Foxx and what he was like on set. Gordon-Levitt told me about what attracted him to the project and why he decided to come back after being on a hiatus. I also asked the pair what powers they would like to have if they took the pill in real life.
To wrap up the interview, I briefly spoke to Gordon-Levitt about The Dark Knight Rises and looking back at the film after eight years!
Check out the interview below:
On the streets of New Orleans, word begins to spread about a mysterious new pill that unlocks superpowers unique to each user. The catch: You don’t know what will happen until you take it. While some develop bulletproof skin, invisibility, and super strength, others exhibit a deadlier reaction. But when the pill escalates crime within the city to dangerous levels, a local cop (Gordon-Levitt) teams with a teenage dealer (Fishback) and a former soldier fueled by a secret vendetta (Foxx) to fight power with power and risk taking the pill in order to track down and stop the group responsible for creating it.
About Dominique Fishback and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Dominique Fishback (Robin)
Actress and playwright Dominique Fishback stars opposite Foxx and Gordon-Levitt in Netflix’s sci-fi/action feature Project Power. Next up, she co-stars opposite Daniel Kaluuya in the Ryan Coogler/Universal-produced Judas And the Black Messiah, about the Black Panthers.
Fishback is known for playing fan-favorite Darlene on HBO’s The Deuce and Billie Rowan on Show Me A Hero. In 2018, She starred in the independent film Night Comes On, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was the winner of the Next Innovator Award.
The following year, Dominique co-starred in the Fox 2000 Pictures’ The Hate U Give, opposite Amandla Stenberg, Anthony Mackie, Common, Algee Smith and Regina King. The film was based on a popular young adult novel by Angie Thomas and directed by George Tillman Jr. Prior to this, Fishback appeared as a younger version of Jay-Z’s mother, Gloria Carter, in his music video for “Smile”, a part which earned her a Webby Award for Best Individual Performance.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Frank)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to write, direct, executive produce and star in Mr. Corman, a half-hour comedy-drama series at Apple TV+, described as a deep cut into the days and nights of a public school teacher in the San Fernando Valley.
On the film side, he most recently starred in the independent thriller 7500, written and directed by Patrick Vollarth and will next star opposite an all-star cast including Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen and in The Trial of the Chicago 7, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin.
Gordon-Levitt’s additional film credits include the following: Oliver Stone’s Snowden; The Walk, directed by Robert Zemeckis in which he portrayed Philippe Pettit; The Night Before, directed by Jonathan Levine; Don Jon, which he wrote (Independent Spirit Award-nominee for Best First Screenplay) and was his feature film directorial debut; the English-language version of Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-nominated animated feature The Wind Rises; Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For; Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated Lincoln; Rian Johnson’s Looper; The Dark Knight Rises Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment in his Batman series.