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Zoë Kravitz’s feature directorial debut, the suspense thriller Blink Twice (formerly known as Pussy Island), is getting a global theatrical release from Amazon MGM Studios. It will hit cinemas August 23.
In the movie, written by Kravitz and E.T. Feigenbaum, tech billionaire Slater King (Channing Tatum) meets cocktail waitress Frida (Naomi Ackie) at his fundraising gala, and sparks fly. He invites her to join him and his friends on a dream vacation on his private island. It’s paradise. Wild nights blend into sun-soaked days and everyone’s having a great time. No one wants this trip to end, but as strange things start to happen, Frida begins to question her reality. There is something wrong with this place. She’ll have to uncover the truth if she wants to make it out of this party alive.
Pic also stars Alia Shawkat, Simon Rex, Adria Arjona, Haley Joel Osment, Christian Slater, Kyle MacLachlan and Geena Davis. Producers are Bruce Cohen, Tiffany Persons, Garret Levitz and Kravitz. The movie was made in conjunction with Free Association, this is important, and Bold Choices.
Amazon MGM currently has three films in release in the top 10 at the box office: Oscar Best Picture nominee American Fiction, The Beekeeper and Boys in the Boat.
Amazon MGM’s Beekeeper starring Jason Statham has racked up over $77 million at the global box office. The George Clooney-directed Boys in the Boat was a bright spot for adult dramas over the holiday box office with $45M stateside. American Fiction recently nabbed five Academy Awards including Best Picture. Upcoming is the Zendaya-led Challengers, set for April 26, and the Dwayne Johnson-Chris Evans holiday title Red One on November 15.
Also going wide on August 23 is Sony’s faith-based movie The Forge from the Kendrick brothers.