Lionsgate To Release Race Relations Film ‘Blindspotting’ This SummerPosted by Wilson Morales
February 8, 2018
Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films and Summit Entertainment, which recently acquired the worldwide rights to Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs’ and Rafael Casal’s Sundance opening-night selection, Blindspotting, will release the film in limited release on July 27 and expand on August 10.
The film premiered at the Eccles Theatre on Jan. 18 from music video director Carlos Lopez Estrada in his feature directorial debut.
The cast also features Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Ethan Embry, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Kevin Carroll, Nyambi Nyambi, John Chaffin, and Wayne Knight.
Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal wrote and star in the hip-hop-flavored buddy comedy, set in a rapidly gentrifying Oakland, California. The film tells the story of Collin (Diggs), who needs to make it through his last three days of probation for a chance at a new start, but his fast-talking childhood bestie, Miles (Casal), is a magnet for trouble. When Collin’s final countdown is interrupted by a life-changing missed curfew, their friendship is forced out of its comfortable existence and onto a spiraling collision course.
Snoot’s Keith Calder and Jessica Calder are producing the film with Diggs and Casal, while WME Global will rep domestic rights for the project.