Action-Thriller "Legacy" Premieres in Theatres October 15
'LEGACY,’ a Riveting Psychological Action-Thriller Starring Idris
Elba ('Takers,' 'The Wire'), Will Premiere Theatrically on October 15
LOS ANGELES /PRNewswire/ -- "LEGACY," starring Idris
Elba ("Takers," "The Wire") and presented by Codeblack
Entertainment, will be released theatrically in nine major U.S. markets on
Friday, October 15. Anchored by Elba's riveting performance as a former
black-ops soldier caught up in paranoia-inducing political intrigue,
"LEGACY" is an action-infused psychological thriller that will
leave audiences on the edge of their seats. Its strong ensemble cast
includes Eamonn Walker (HBO's "Oz," "Cadillac
Records"), Monique Gabriela Curnen ("The Dark Knight,"
"Half Nelson") and Clarke Peters (HBO's "Treme',"
"LEGACY" will open in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago,
Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Detroit and Houston. It is
also being showcased at leading international festivals throughout 2010
and is amassing a growing number of prestigious commendations. These
include: the film's World Premiere at the 2010 Glasgow Film Festival; its
U.S. Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival; and its upcoming screening at
the Chicago International Film Festival on October 8.
"LEGACY" was written, directed, co-produced and co-edited by
Thomas Ikimi, a young British filmmaker who raised the entire production
and post-production budget in his homeland of Nigeria. Through his
relationship with Ikimi, Idris Elba joined the project as its star and
executive producer, alongside Black Camel producers Arabella Page-Croft
and Kieran Parker.
"Playing the character of Malcolm Gray – who is waging an
excruciating psychological battle with himself while confronting a
terrifying political conspiracy – was incredibly rewarding as an
actor," said Idris Elba. "Great credit is due to Thomas and the
superior cast and crew for delivering an intelligent, gripping and
fast-paced thriller that's very much of our time."
Malcolm Gray (Elba) is a decorated anti-terrorist black-ops soldier who
is captured and tortured when a military effort to bring down an
international arms dealer goes horribly awry. Barely surviving this
traumatizing incident, Gray finds himself back in his Brooklyn apartment
struggling to overcome severe paranoia and anxiety. Isolated and left
alone to cope with his demons, Gray reflects on the assignment gone wrong
– and starts questioning the loyalties of his own brother, a U.S.
senator about to launch a presidential campaign.
For additional information about "LEGACY," including clips
and cast and crews bio, please visit: www.whatismylegacy.net.
SOURCE Codeblack Entertainment