Beast: Universal Pictures Sets Idris Elba Thriller for August 2022


Beast: Universal Pictures Sets Idris Elba Thriller for August 2022

Universal Pictures has set the release date for Idris Elba’s (LutherBeasts of No NationThe Suicide Squad) upcoming survival thriller Beast for Friday, August 19, 2022. The movie will open a week after Universal’s rom-com Bros and a currently untitled Disney live-action feature.

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Sometimes the rustle in the bushes actually is a monster.

Golden Globe winner Idris Elba stars in a pulse-pounding new thriller about a father and his two teenage daughters who find themselves hunted by a massive rogue lion intent on proving that the savannah has but one apex predator.

Elba plays Dr. Nate Samuels, a recently widowed husband who returns to South Africa, where he first met his wife, on a long-planned trip with their daughters to a game reserve. But what begins as a journey of healing jolts into a fearsome fight for survival when a lion, a survivor of blood-thirsty poachers who now sees all humans as the enemy, begins stalking them.

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From visceral, experiential filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur, the director of Everest and Universal Pictures’ 2 Guns and Contraband, Beast is produced by Will Packer, the blockbuster producer of Girls Trip, the Ride Along franchise, and ten movies that have opened No. 1 at the U.S. box office, and by James Lopez, president of Will Packer Productions. The film is written by Ryan Engle (Rampage, Non-Stop) and is executive produced by Jaime Primak Sullivan and Bernard Bellew.