Just as Lionsgate’s Antebellum was nearing it’s August the 21st premiere date, the film has been delayed again, this time with no premiere date in sight. In fact, it has been removed for the schedule altogether. The question is, was the film removed due to the pandemic or because of the subject matter as tensions continue to rise surrounding the Black Lives Matters movement. This is the second time the film has been rescheduled already, it was originally set to open in theaters this Spring.
Antebellum, written and directed by Gerard Bush and Christoper Renz (Bush+Renz), takes us on the nail-biting journey of successful author Veronica Henley (Janelle Monáe) as she finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality as she finds her self enslaved. To return home, she must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late.
Kiersey Clemons, Jena Malone, Jack Huston, Eric Lange, Gabourey Sidibe, and Robert Aramayo also star.
Bush and Renz are producing alongside McKittrick, Zev Foreman (Colossal), and Raymond Mansfield (Get Out), with Alex G. Scott (Lady Bird) executive producing.
Hopefully, a new release date will soon be announced. In the meantime check out the trailer.