A biblical epic from the writer/director of The Harder They Fall has found its release date on September of this year.
Deadline is reporting that Sony has tapped September 22 for the release date of Jeymes Samuel’s biblical epic, The Book of Clarence. Samuel recently directed The Harter They Fall. He will tackle religious themes in his new movie. The movie features an impressive cast that includes Omar Sy, RJ Ciler, Benedict Cumberbatch and James McAvoy. Teyana Taylor, David Oyelowo and Alfre Woodard are among the others. Additionally, the cast also includes Caleb McLaughlin, Babs Olusanmokun, Eric Kofi-Abrefa, Nicholas Pinnock, Micheal Ward, Chase Dillon, Tom Glynn-Carney, and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor.
Although the film will deal with the subject of religion, Deadline reports that movie isn’t faith-based. It’s a journey that leads him on an exploration of faith and to an unexpected path of his own. Sony Pictures will distribute the film. They were proud of their last adult-oriented drama The Woman King10 last year. The film opened with a $19 million opening weekend and grossed more than $150 million worldwide. Samuel’s The Harrier They Fall
10 was a Netflix original that won him the BAFTA for Outstanding British Director Debut. Samuel is also a British singer/songwriter whose stage name is The Bullitts and has worked with another eccentric filmmaker, Elvis‘ Baz Luhrmann, as an executive music consultant for The Great Gatsby. Prior to The Harder They Fall, he had made a short western titled, They Die by Dawn, which starred Rosario Dawson, Michael K. Williams, Erykah Badu, and Jesse Williams.Samuel will be producing the film along with James Lassiter, Tendo Nagenda, and Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter. Garrett Grant will be serving as executive producer. The Book of Clarence will see its release opposite films like The Expendables 4
, an untitled DC film from Warner Bros, and Searchlight’s
Next Goal Wins, directed by Taika Waititi.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNwpPgw97vo