Sleight

wwe_sleight_one_sheet_r3Release Date:  4/7/17 In Theaters (2016)
Genre:  Drama/Thriller/Sci-Fi
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  90 mins.
Studio:  Diablo Entertainment
Director:  J. D. Dillard

Cast:  Jacob Latimore (Bo), Dulé Hill (Angelo), Seychelle Gabriel (Holly), Storm Reid (Tina), Sasheer Zamata (Georgi), Cameron Esposito (Luna).

Story:  A young street magician (Jacob Latimore) is left to care for his little sister after their parents’ passing and turns to illegal activities to keep a roof over their heads. When he gets in too deep, his sister is kidnapped and he is forced to use his magic and brilliant mind to save her.  Source:  MPRM Communications.

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Update:  On 1/29/16, Shadow and Act reported that WWE Studios and Blumhouse Productions announced that they have acquired all worldwide rights to the Sundance Film Festival 2016 selection, Sleight, directed by JD Dillard.

The dramatic thriller is directed by JD Dillard and blends science fiction and street magic in a tale set in Los Angeles. Dillard wrote Sleight with Alex Theurer, and it stars Jacob Latimore, Dulé Hill and Seychelle Gabriel. Eric B.Fleischman produced with Sean Tabibian and Alex Theurer. Blumhouse’s BH Tilt, run by John Hegeman, will oversee the release and marketing and WWE Studios prexy Michael Luisi plans to use the brand’s might to create awareness on Monday Night Raw, Smackdown and its various social media outlets to try to give it a bit of a zeitgeist vibe. CAA sold it.  Source(s):  Shadow and Act; Deadline.