At this year’s Lionsgate CinemaCon presentation, we got new details about their upcoming 2018 films, including Blindspotting, starring Daveed Diggs!
The National Association of Theatre Owners is hosting their annual convention, CinemaCon, at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas! CinemaCon typically features presentations as movie studios debut exclusive details about their slate of upcoming films.
This year presentation took place Thursday, April 26 and featured five of their highly-anticipated films: Uncle Drew, Blindspotting, The Spy Who Dumped Me, A Simple Favor, and Robin Hood. Celebrities were on hand to get the crowd excited about their respective projects, including Tiffany Haddish, Daveed Diggs, Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Anna Kendrick, and Blake Lively.
See below for more details about each film and images from the CinemaCon photo call and presentation.
Release: June 29, 2018
Cast: Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery, Shaquille O’Neal, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, Chris Webber, Erica Ash, Lisa Leslie, and Nick Kroll
Synopsis: After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival (Nick Kroll). Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend UNCLE DREW (NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving) and convinces him to return to the court one more time. The two men embark on a road trip to round up Drew’s old basketball squad (Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, and Lisa Leslie) and prove that a group of septuagenarians can still win the big one.
Release: July 20, 2018 [Limited], July 27, 2018 [Wide]
Cast: Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Ethan Embry, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and Wayne Knight
Synopsis: Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles (Rafael Casal), work as movers, and when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested as they grapple with identity and their changed realities in the rapidly-gentrifying neighborhood they grew up in. Longtime friends and collaborators, Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal co-wrote and star in this timely and wildly entertaining story about friendship and the intersection of race and class set against the backdrop of Oakland. Bursting with energy, style, and humor, and infused with the spirit of rap, hip hop, and spoken word, Blindspotting, boldly directed by Carlos López Estrada in his feature film debut, is a provocative hometown love letter that glistens with humanity.
THE SPY WHO DUMPED
Release: August 3, 2018
Cast: Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Justin Theroux, Gillian Anderson, Hasan Minhaj, Ivanna Sakhno, and Sam Heughan
Synopsis: Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon), two thirty-year-old best friends in Los Angeles, are thrust unexpectedly into an international conspiracy when Audrey’s ex-boyfriend shows up at their apartment with a team of deadly assassins on his trail. Surprising even themselves, the duo jump into action, on the run throughout Europe from assassins and a suspicious-but-charming British agent, as they hatch a plan to save the world.
A SIMPLE FAVOR
Release: September 14, 2018
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding
Synopsis: Directed by Paul Feig, “A Simple Favor” centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily’s husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this stylish thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge. (SOURCE)
Release: November 21, 2018
Cast: Taron Egerton, Jamie Dornan, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson, and Jamie Foxx
Synopsis: A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance. (SOURCE)