Harry Kinds’ ‘My Policeman’, Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Samaritan’ & Extra – Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studio’s Prime Video is charging into the autumn season with a bevy of awards contending and attention-grabbing films, the listing of dates which you will discover under.
Many of those shall be having splashy world premieres on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition, i.e. My Policeman, Lena Dunham’s Catherine Called Birdy, with the Ryan White documentary Good Evening Oppy receiving a world premiere within the Nice White North. Two of those titles already made their world premieres at Sundance, i.e. Nikyatu Jusu’s Nanny from this previous yr, and Shana Feste’s Run Sweetheart Run which made its debut in Park Metropolis in the course of the pre-pandemic 2020 version.
A choose variety of titles are receiving a restricted theatrical launch earlier than their streaming drop date as famous under.
Mentioned Julie Rapaport, head of films, Amazon Studios tells Deadline, “This slate displays our dedication to offering clients all kinds of entertaining, high quality movies to take pleasure in each at house and in theaters. We’re proud to work with extraordinary filmmakers and expertise to carry these various films to life and are excited to share them with our world viewers.”
Right here’s Prime Video’s lineup:
Samaritan (Aug. 26)
Synopsis: 13-year-old Sam Cleary (Javon “Wanna” Walton) suspects that his mysterious and reclusive neighbor Mr. Smith (Sylvester Stallone) is definitely a legend hiding in plain sight. Twenty-five years in the past, Granite Metropolis’s super-powered vigilante, Samaritan, was reported lifeless after a fiery warehouse battle along with his rival, Nemesis. Most consider Samaritan perished within the fireplace, however some within the metropolis, like Sam, have hope that he’s nonetheless alive. With crime on the rise and the town on the point of chaos, Sam makes it his mission to coax his neighbor out of hiding to save lots of the town from smash.
CAST: Sylvester Stallone, Javon “Wanna” Walton, Pilou Asbæk, Dascha Polanco, Moises Arias
DIRECTOR: Julius Avery
PRODUCERS: Sylvester Stallone, p.g.a., Braden Aftergood, p.g.a.
GENRE: Motion Thriller
Flight/Threat (Sept. 9)
Synopsis: Flight / Threat follows on a regular basis individuals who discover themselves within the midst of a world tragedy when two Boeing 737 Max planes crashed solely 5 months aside in 2018 and 2019. This highly effective documentary is instructed by the attitude of affected members of the family, their authorized groups, whistleblowers, and Pulitzer-winning Seattle Occasions journalist Dominic Gates.
DIRECTORS: Karim Amer, Omar Mullick
PRODUCERS: Karim Amer, Paul McGuire, Jia, Leen Karadsheh, Mike Lerner
Goodnight Mommy (Sept. 16)
Synopsis: When twin brothers arrive house to seek out their mom’s demeanor altered and face lined in surgical bandages, they start to suspect the girl beneath the gauze won’t be their mom.
CAST: Naomi Watts, Cameron Crovetti, Nicholas Crovetti, Peter Hermann
DIRECTOR: Matt Sobel
WRITER: Kyle Warren
PRODUCERS: V.J. Guibal, p.g.a., Nicolas Brigaud-Robert, p.g.a., Joshua Astrachan, p.g.a., David Kaplan
GENRE: Thriller RATED: R
My Finest Good friend’s Exorcism (Sept. 30)
Synopsis: The yr is 1988. Highschool sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been finest pals since fourth grade. However after a night of skinny-dipping goes disastrously mistaken, Gretchen begins to behave…completely different. She’s moody. She’s irritable. And weird incidents hold taking place at any time when she’s close by. Abby’s investigation leads her to some startling discoveries—and by the point their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the destiny of Abby and Gretchen shall be decided by a single query: Is their friendship highly effective sufficient to beat the satan?
CAST: Elsie Fisher, Amiah Miller, Cathey Ang, Rachel Ogechi, Christopher Lowell
DIRECTOR: Damon Thomas
WRITER: Jenna Lamia
BASED ON THE BOOK BY: Grady Hendrix
PRODUCERS: Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jennifer Semler
GENRE: Horror RATED: R
Catherine Known as Birdy (In theaters Sept. 23, Prime Video Oct. 7)
Synopsis: The yr? 1290. Within the Medieval English village of Stonebridge, Girl Catherine (generally known as Birdy) is the youngest baby of Lord Rollo and the Girl Aislinn. Her playground is Stonebridge Manor, a home that, just like the household, has seen higher days. Financially destitute and totally grasping, Rollo sees his daughter as his path out of monetary smash by marrying her off to a rich man for cash and land. However Birdy, like all the good teen heroines, is spirited, intelligent and adventurous –and able to postpone any suitor that is available in more and more ingenious methods. Her creativeness, defiance and deep perception in her personal proper to independence put her on a collision course along with her mother and father. When essentially the most vile suitor of all arrives, they’re offered with the final word check of affection for his or her daughter.
CAST: Bella Ramsey, Andrew Scott, Billie Piper, Paul Kaye, Joe Alwyn
DIRECTOR: Lena Dunham
WRITER: Lena Dunham
BASED ON THE BOOK BY: Karen Cushman
PRODUCERS: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jo Wallett
Argentina, 1985 (In theaters, Sept. 30, Prime Video Oct. 21)
Synopsis: Argentina, 1985 is impressed by the true story of Julio Strassera, Luis Moreno Ocampo, and their younger authorized group of unlikely heroes of their David-vs-Goliath battle, by which, underneath fixed menace, they dared to prosecute Argentina’s bloodiest army dictatorship in opposition to all odds and in a race in opposition to time to carry justice to the victims of the Army Junta.
CAST: Ricardo Darín, Peter Lanzani
DIRECTOR: Santiago Mitre
WRITER: Santiago Mitre, Mariano Llinás
PRODUCERS: Axel Kuschevatzky, p.g.a., Federico Posternak, Agustina Llambi-Campbell, Ricardo Darín, Santiago Mitre, Santiago Carabante, Chino Darín, Victoria Alonso, p.g.a.
Run Sweetheart Run (Oct. 28)
Synopsis: After what begins as dinner with a shopper, a single mother (Ella Balinska) finds herself hunted by a monstrous and seemingly unstoppable assailant (Pilou Asbæk) on this terrifying darkish thriller.
CAST: Ella Balinska, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Pilou Asbæk, Clark Gregg, Aml Ameen, Dayo Okeniyi, Betsy Brandt
DIRECTOR: Shana Feste
WRITERS: Shana Feste, Keith Josef Adkins, Kellee Terrell
PRODUCERS: Shana Feste, p.g.a., Effie T. Brown, p.g.a., Jason Blum, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, p.g.a.
My Policeman (In theaters Oct. 21, Prime Video Nov. 4)
Synopsis: A story of forbidden romance and altering social conventions, My Policeman follows the relationships between three individuals—policeman Tom (Harry Kinds/Linus Roache), trainer Marion (Emma Corrin/Gina McKee) and museum curator Patrick (David Dawson/Rupert Everett)—and their emotional journey spanning many years.
CAST: Harry Kinds, Emma Corrin, Gina McKee, Linus Roache, David Dawson, Rupert Everett
DIRECTOR: Michael Grandage
WRITER: Ron Nyswaner
BASED ON THE BOOK BY: Bethan Roberts
PRODUCERS: Greg Berlanti, p.g.a., Sarah Schechter, p.g.a., Robbie Rogers, p.g.a., Cora Palfrey, p.g.a., Philip Herd, p.g.a.
The Folks We Hate on the Marriage ceremony (Nov. 18)
Synopsis: The movie follows struggling American siblings Alice (Kristen Bell) and Paul (Ben Platt), who reluctantly conform to attend the marriage of their estranged, rich half-sister (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) within the English countryside alongside their mom, Donna (Allison Janney). Over the course of the marriage week, the household’s many skeletons are wrenched from the closet, and the unlikely reunion offers everybody the motivation to maneuver their very own lives ahead. A contemporary marriage ceremony comedy for anybody with a barely dysfunctional household (everybody), or anybody who’s been compelled to attend a marriage they tried to keep away from (additionally everybody).
CAST: Allison Janney, Kristen Bell, Ben Platt, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Karan Soni, Dustin Milligan, Tony Goldwyn, Isaach De Bankolé, Jorma Taccone, Julian Ovenden
DIRECTOR: Claire Scanlon
WRITER: Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin, Wendy Molyneux
BASED ON THE BOOK BY: Grant Ginder
PRODUCERS: Margot Hand, Ashley Fox
Good Evening Oppy (In theaters Nov. 4, Prime Video Nov. 23)
Synopsis: Good Evening Oppy tells the inspirational true story of Alternative, a rover that was despatched to Mars for a 90-day mission however ended up surviving for 15 years. The movie follows Alternative’s groundbreaking journey on Mars and the outstanding bond solid between a robotic and her people thousands and thousands of miles away.
DIRECTOR: Ryan White
PRODUCERS: Jessica Hargrave, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Brandon Carroll, Matthew Goldberg
One thing From Tiffany’s (Dec. 9)
Synopsis: On this vacation romantic comedy, a lady’s life is upended when an engagement ring meant for another person leads her to the individual she’s meant to be with.
CAST: Zoey Deutch, Kendrick Smith Sampson, Ray Nicholson, Shay Mitchell, Leah Jeffries, Jojo T. Gibbs, Javicia Leslie, Chido Nwokocha, Stephanie Shepherd, Michael Roark
DIRECTOR: Daryl Wein
WRITER: Tamara Chestna
BASED ON THE BOOK BY: Melissa Hill
PRODUCERS: Reese Witherspoon, Lauren Neustadter
GENRE: Romantic Comedy
Nanny (In theaters Nov. 23, Prime Video Dec. 16)
Synopsis: Aisha is an undocumented nanny working for a privileged couple in New York Metropolis. As she prepares for the arrival of the son she left behind in West Africa, a violent presence invades her actuality, threatening the American Dream she is painstakingly piecing collectively.
CAST: Anna Diop, Michelle Monaghan, Sinqua Partitions, Morgan Spector, Rose Decker, Leslie Uggams, Zephani Idoko
DIRECTOR: Nikyatu Jusu
WRITER: Nikyatu Jusu
PRODUCERS: Nikkia Moulterie, p.g.a., Daniela Taplin Lundberg, p.g.a.
GENRE: Psychological Horror
Wildcat (In theaters Dec. 21, Prime Video Dec. 30)
Synopsis: Again from struggle in Afghanistan, a younger British soldier combating despair and PTSD finds a second likelihood within the Amazon rainforest when he meets an American scientist, and collectively they foster an orphaned child ocelot.
DIRECTOR: Melissa Lesh, Trevor Frost
PRODUCERS: Trevor Groth, Alysa Nahmias, Joshua Altman