Kathryn Bigelow has been assembling a cast for her still untitled Detroit riots movie, and now it has a release date: The film will open later this year on Aug. 4, as 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 riots.
Annapurna Pictures announced the date in a press release for its new distribution and marketing branch, with Bigelow’s project serving as the production company’s inaugural release. Directed by Bigelow and written by Mark Boal, the film is described as “a crime drama set against the backdrop of Detroit’s 1967 riots.” [Source]
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Margaret Qualley, Anthony Mackie and Danny Huston are set to star in IO, a sci-fi pic IO for director Jonathan Halpery. Shooting starts this week in France on the film, which follows one girl’s coming of age while examining the dangers of humanity’s current relationship with the planet. Netflix will stream the movie starting next year.
Qualley will play Sam Walden, a teenager surviving as one of the last people on an abandoned post-cataclysmic Earth, who is racing to find a cure for her poisoned home world before the last shuttle off the planet to the distant human space colony leaves her stranded. Mackie will play Micah, a complicated and mysterious refugee on his way to the imminent shuttle launch who makes Sam question whether she can really alter Earth’s fate. [Source]