Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Untitled Detroit Project’ release date announced will be first film marketed and distributed by Annapurna Pictures

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Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Untitled Detroit Project’ is set to hit theaters Aug. 4 and will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Detroit riots.  This film will be the first released through Annapurna Pictures’ new marketing and distribution organization when it opens in theaters and is exemplary of the type of films that this operation will distribute.


Described as a crime drama set against the backdrop of Detroit’s 1967 riots,  the film was shot in part in Detroit, with the bulk of the film shot in Brockton, Massachusetts.

Bigelow is producing the film with Annapurna’s Megan Ellison and Matthew Budman. Mark Boal, who penned the script and Colin Wilson are also producers, with Greg Shapiro executive producing.

The film features an ensemble cast comprised of John Boyega, Chris Chalk, Nathan Davis Jr., Kaitlyn Dever, Austin Hébert, Joseph David-Jones, Malcolm David Kelley, John Krasinski, Jacob Latimore, Anthony Mackie, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Ben O’Toole, Will Poulter, Jack Reynor, Algee Smith, Peyton Alex Smith, Jeremy Strong, Ephraim Sykes and Leon Thomas III.

Marc Weinstock, who recently joined the company as president, is overseeing the new division alongside president of marketing David Kaminow and president of distribution Erik Lomis and their respective teams.

This film is the second feature collaboration between Annapurna and Kathryn Bigelow, who previously worked together, alongside Boal, on the Academy Award-winning film, Zero Dark Thirty.

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