Well Go USA has released the first official trailer to Cut Throat City, the post-Katrina heist drama slated to premiere at SXSW in Austin next month. Directed by RZA, the pic has a stacked cast that includes Shameik Moore, Tip T.I. Harris, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Kat Graham, Keean Johnson, Denzel Whitaker, Isaiah Washington, and Eiza González as well as Wesley Snipes Terrence Howard, and Ethan Hawke
The plot, written by P.G. Cuschieri, follows four boyhood friends in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward who return after Hurricane Katrina to find their homes decimated, with no jobs, and no help from FEMA. Out of options, they reluctantly turn to a local gangster, who offers them one shot at turning their situations around – by pulling off a dangerous heist in the heart of the city. When the job goes bad, the friends find themselves on the run, hunted by two relentless detectives and a neighborhood warlord who thinks they stole the heist money.
Following its SXSW debut, the film will hit theaters on April 10.
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