RZA-Directed Film, Cut Throat City, Gets New July 17th Release Date

Originally scheduled to make its world premiere at SXSW 2020. Before the current COVID-19 pandemic hit and canceled the popular festival. The RZA-directed and highly-anticipated crime thriller, Cut Throat City. Has now got a new phone a theatrical release date of July 17th.
Also making it one of the first films to open wide theatrically as theaters begin to reopen nationwide. Well Go USA, who is distributing the movie recently announced plans to release the film on 300 screens across the U.S. Cut Throat City, which was written by P.G. Cuschieri, stars Demetrius Shipp Jr., Denzel Whitaker, Isaiah Washington, Kat Graham, Keean Johnson, Shameik Moore, and Tip T.I. Harris. Along with Eiza González, Ethan Hawke, Terrence Howard, and Wesley Snipes. The Cuschieri written plot finding four boyhood 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. RZA released a video message about the film below too. Which comes almost 15 years after the unfortunate events of Hurricane Katrina. Having the following to say, “What happens in the black community when men are dreaming of getting out, whether they’re using their music, their artistic expression, or academics, and yet, based on the system and based on natural disasters, those dreams and those aspirations turn into desperation? Well this takes place in Cut Throat City. I’m proud to see this film come to fruition and to tell a story about black men living in a poor community trying to figure it out.” Distributor Well Go USA and one of the production companies of the film, Patriot Pictures. Will be 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.