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The Blackening: Lionsgate Sets 2023 Release Date for Horror Comedy

Lionsgate has successfully acquired the theatrical distribution rights to the MRC horror comedy film The Blackening. The movie had its world premiere last September at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.

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The studio has set the release date for the upcoming theatrical release of The Blackening, which stars Antoinette Robertson and Jermaine Fowler. The film is slated to premiere in theaters on Juneteenth weekend, June 16, 2023.

The Blackening is directed and produced by Tim Story (Ride AlongThink Like A Man) from a screenplay co-written by Tracy Oliver and Dewayne Perkins. The film stars Antoinette Robertson, Dewayne Perkins, Sinqua Walls, Grace Byers, X Mayo, Melvin Gregg, Jermaine Fowler, Yvonne Orji, and Jay Pharoah.

“The horror comedy centers around a group of Black friends who reunite for a Juneteenth weekend getaway only to find themselves trapped in a remote cabin with a twisted killer,” reads the synopsis. “Forced to play by his rules, the friends soon realize this ain’t no motherfu**in’ game.”

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The Blackening is produced by Marcei A. Brown, Jason Clark, E. Brian Dobbins, Tracy Oliver, Tim Story, and Sharla Sumpter Bridgett, with Vicky Story as an associate producer.


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