‘Rob Peace’ Release Date Set After Acquisition of Republic Pictures

EXCLUSIVE: Republic Pictures has acquired the North American rights to Rob Peacethe second feature film from actor-turned-filmmaker Chiwetel Ejiofor (The boy who tamed the wind), in which he stars alongside Jay Will, Mary J. Blige and Camila Cabello.

Premiering to strong reviews at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the film will be released in 500 theaters on August 2.

Written and directed by Ejiofor, Rob Peace is based on a bestselling nonfiction work by Jeff Hobbs. The film tells the story of Robert Peace (Will), who grew up in a poor neighborhood in Newark and later won a scholarship to Yale. Peace led a double academic life, earning degrees in molecular biophysics and biochemistry while selling marijuana to help his father who he believed had been unjustly imprisoned for murder.

Pic’s producers are Antoine Fuqua, Rebecca Hobbs, Kat Samick, Andrea Calderwood, Jeffrey Soros, Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet and Simon Horsman. Blige produced alongside Morgan Earnest, Luke Rodgers, Jeff Skoll, Robert Kessel, Bruce Evans and Jamin O’Brien, with Curt Morlaye, Caleb Eberhardt, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Michael Kelly and Mare Winningham rounding out the cast.

Ejiofor said: “I am thrilled to partner with Republic Pictures to bring this extraordinary story to audiences. Jeff Hobbs’ powerful book about Rob’s life fused for me essential thoughts about race, housing, education, criminal justice, family, and community. I can’t wait for audiences to experience Rob’s truly fascinating life on screen, at a time when the complex nature of social mobility remains more important than ever.”

Republic Pictures President Dan Cohen emphasized that the company is “committed to providing a platform for films with the potential to spark conversations and impact culture,” adding, “we are incredibly proud to work with Chiwetel Ejiofor and this esteemed production team to support such a project. important project. »

Republic Pictures has just completed the acquisition of Edward Burns Millers in marriagewith Julianna Margulies, Gretchen Mol, Minnie Driver and Morena Baccarin, last weekend.

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