a/k/a Sleepless Night
Release Date: 2/24/17; In Theaters
Running Time: Unknown
Director: Baran bo Odar
Studio: FilmNation Entertainment, Open Road Films (II), Riverstone Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment.
Cast: Jamie Foxx (Vincent Downs), Gabrielle Union, T.I., Michelle Monaghan, David Harbour, Dermot Mulroney.
Story: In this Sin City thriller, Las Vegas cop Vincent Downs finds himself trapped between corrupt cops and the mob underground. When a heist goes bad, Downs’ son is snatched from his car by a group of armed men who demand the money they would have made from the robbery in exchange for returning Downs’ son alive. Meanwhile, he’s also dealing with an internal affairs investigation while trying to retrieve his son and get even with the kidnappers — all in one long night. Downs’ mission takes him through the city’s maze of parking garages and nightclubs and has him driving sports cars through the city and engaging in hand-to-hand combat in the bowels of a casino. Sleepless is a remake of the 2011 French film Sleepless Night. Source: The Wrap.
Release Date: 8/4/17; In Theaters
Running Time: 94 mins.
Studio(s): Relativity Studios, Rumble Entertainment, Well Go USA Entertainment, 606 Films, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Gold Star Films.
Director: Luis Prieto
Cast: Halle Berry, Patrick Kearns, Lew Temple, Dana Gourrier, Christopher Berry, Robert Walker Branchaud, Erica Curtis, Ritchie Montgomery, Kurt Krause, and Michael D. Anglin.
Story: A mother stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son. Source: Joblo.com.
A typical afternoon in the park turns into a nightmare for single mom Karla Dyson when her son suddenly disappears. Without a cell phone and knowing she has no time to wait for police help, Karla jumps in her own car and sets off in pursuit of the kidnappers. A relentless, edge-of-your seat chase ensues, where Karla must risk everything to not lose sight of her son. Source: Black Film.
Release Date: 4/23/16 (TV One)
Running Time: Unknown
Director: Michael Scott
Studio: Digilab Productions, TV One
Cast: Tatyana Ali (Clara Randall) Sharif Atkins (Richard), Marla Gibbs (Nana), Denise Boutte (Tamara), Texas Battle (Tony), Jessica Pressley (Mary Ann)
Story: Clara Randall (Tatyana Ali) is living in a waking nightmare, haunted by psychic visions of a kidnapped girl. Terrified for the little girl, she realizes she must take matters into her own hands. On a mission, she follows clues from her visions that lead to the young girl’s location. But along the way, devastating secrets are revealed about the people she loves most in the world. Source: TV One.
Release Date: TBA
Running Time: Unknown
Studio(s): Seven Clubs Entertainment
Director: Raquel Deloatch
Cast: Jenique Bennett (Knight Daye), Antwan Mclaurin (Dixon Hayden), Felicia White (Faye Daniels), Brynn Lloyd Mosley, Jr. (A. J.)
Story: Blinded by ambition to find the killers of her childhood friends and advance her career, rookie journalist Knight Daye is recruited by the FBI to go undercover as a party hostess at a club that fronts for organize crime. Knight enters there glamorous world, but learns that there is something more sinister lurking behind all the glamour. Source(s): IMDB.
Release Date: 4/7/17 In Theaters (2016)
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.
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.
Release Date: 10/9/15 (Limited)
Studio(s): Angel Valley Productions, Serena Films, Sophie Productions.
Running Time: 84 mins.
Director: Jose Nestor Marquez
Cast: Aja Naomi King (Sophie Clé), Colm Feore (Jack Clé), Amanda Plummer (Elizabeth), Lela Rochon (Maya), Gary Dourdan (Ayden), Jeanette Samano (Isa Reyes).
Story: Sophie Clé is a delighted user of the Oubli, a wisp of high-tech jewelry that wraps behind the ear and uses neuroscience to help its users experience their most joyful memories as if they were happening for the first time. In addition to being the head of marketing for the company that makes this revolutionary memory-enhancing wearable device, she is also the daughter of its inventor, Jack Clé.
Sophie’s most joyful memory is the last day she saw her mother alive, fifteen years earlier. But on the eve of the Oubli’s worldwide launch, a stranger named Isa kidnaps Sophie, setting off a chain of events that remind us all, you can’t escape what you can’t forget. Source: Big Screen; Official Facebook Page.
Release Date: 1/1/16
Running Time: Unknown
Studio(s): BroadMind Entertainment, Buggsy Productions
Director: Yolanda Erica Buggs
Cast: Bill Cobbs (Jeremiah), Dorian Missick (Dominic), Pamela Drake Wilson (Evangelist Carrie Robertson), Karl L. Sanders (Jesus).
Story: A suspense thriller that begins when a door-to-door evangelist engages an aging atheist in a conversation about religion and God. The conversation quickly devolves and the evangelist is asked to leave the house – but he doesn’t! When he re-emerges from the shadows after the caregiver has gone home, what ensues are three horrific nights of heated philosophical debates, cat and mouse pursuits, supernatural religious occurrences and torturous mayhem. Source(s): Shadow and Act, asevildoesthemovie.com.