Jackson plays detective Lorenzo Council in the crime drama Freedomland. He is on the search for the son of Brenda Martin, played by actress Julianne Moore. After Martin claims an African-American man is responsible, Council must now ease the tensions of the community in addition to finding the child. Moore on working with Jackson again:
I read everything with an eye toward whether or not there is a part for you and me in it…We had fun also when were in the same movie and were in the same room.