It’s a Cut Throatworld for Eiza González…
The RZA-directed heist drama Cut Throat City, starring the 30-year-old Mexican actress/singer, will open in limited release on Friday, July 17.
Written by P.G. Cuschieri, the plot follows four childhood friends in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward who return after Hurricane Katrina to find their homes decimated, with no jobs and no help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Out of options, they reluctantly turn to a local gangster, who offers them one shot at turning their situations around – by pulling off a dangerous heist in the heart of the city. When the job goes bad, the friends find themselves on the run, hunted by two relentless detectives and a neighborhood warlord who thinks they stole the heist money.
The film was originally set to open in theaters April, but those plans were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Well Go USA and Patriot Pictureswill now release the film in 300 screens across the U.S.
Demetrius Shipp Jr., Denzel Whitaker, Isaiah Washington, Kat Graham, Keean Johnson, Shameik Moore, and Tip T.I. Harris star in the film along with González, who portrays Lucinda Valencia, Ethan Hawke, Terrence Howard and Wesley Snipes.
The film was originally scheduled to have its world premiere at SXSW 2020.
The distributors have committed to donating a portion of the film’s proceeds to lowernine.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the long-term recovery of New Orleans’ historic Lower Ninth Ward.