Saturday, June 15, 2024

Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit” Trailer Debuts For Summer Release: “It’s a war zone out there. When you’re black it’s almost like having a gun pointed at your face”


“Hurt Locker” Oscar winners Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal have re-teamed for “Detroit,” an incendiary chronicle of life in America’s most dangerous city. John Krasinski, Anthony Mackie and Jason Mitchell are among the stars. Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Films will distribute “Detroit” on August 4th– their first move as an independent studio after winning Oscars and accolades in a short time. This will be the first important film of the year. PS They didn’t shoot this in Detroit, of course. It was shot in Dorchester, Mass, a dicey section of Boston. (Ask Mark Wahlberg.)

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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