Black and Blue (2019 film)

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Black and Blue
Directed byDeon Taylor
Produced bySean Sorensen
Written byPeter A. Dowling
Music byGeoff Zanelli
CinematographyDante Spinotti
  • Royal Viking Entertainment
  • Hidden Empire Film Group
Distributed byScreen Gems
Release date
  • October 25, 2019 (2019-10-25) (United States)
CountryUnited States

Black and Blue is an upcoming 2019 American action thriller film directed by Deon Taylor from a screenplay by Peter A. Dowling. It stars Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson, Mike Colter, Reid Scott, Beau Knapp and Frank Grillo.

The film is scheduled to be released on October 25, 2019, by Screen Gems.


NOPD rookie Alicia West (Naomie Harris) captures the murder of a drug dealer on her body cam. What’s more disturbing is that the murder has been committed by her partner and a squad of dirty police officers (Frank Grillo, Reid Scott, Beau Knapp).

Unable to get help from her former community or the police department she’s sworn to, West allies herself with a stranger (Tyrese Gibson) in an attempt to expose the murder while a local gang puts out a bounty on West's life.



In August 2017, it was announced Screen Gems had acquired the script written by Peter A. Dowling, and Sean Sorensen will produce the film under his Royal Viking Entertainment banner.[1] In August 2018, it was announced Deon Taylor would direct the film, and Roxanne Avent will serve as an executive producer under her Hidden Empire Film Group banner.[2] In December 2018, Naomie Harris joined the cast of the film.[3] In January 2019, Frank Grillo, Reid Scott, Tyrese Gibson, Beau Knapp, Mike Colter and Nafessa Williams joined the cast of the film.[4][5] In March 2019, James Moses Black joined the cast of the film.[6] In April 2019, Frankie Smith joined the cast of the film.[7]


Principal photography began on January 16, 2019,[8] and concluded on February 28, 2019.[9]


Black and Blue is scheduled to be released on October 25, 2019.[10] It was previously scheduled to be released on September 20, 2019.[11]


  1. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (August 21, 2017). "'Black And Blue': Frank Grillo, Reid Scott, Beau Knapp To Co-Star In Screen Gems Cop Drama". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  2. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (August 28, 2018). "'Traffik' Director Deon Taylor Boards Screen Gems' Bodycam Cop Thriller 'Exposure'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  3. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (December 10, 2018). "Naomie Harris To Topline Cop Thriller 'Black And Blue' For Screen Gems". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  4. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (January 11, 2019). "'Black And Blue': Frank Grillo, Reid Scott, Beau Knapp To Co-Star In Screen Gems Cop Drama". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  5. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (January 23, 2019). "Mike Colter, Nafessa Williams Join Sony's 'Black And Blue' Thriller Starring Naomie Harris". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  6. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (March 5, 2019). "Dania Ramirez Journeys To 'Jumanji' Sequel; James Moses Black Books 'Black And Blue'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  7. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (April 2, 2019). "'Hell on Wheels' Star Angela Zhou Joins 'Promising Young Woman'; Ron Funches Cast In 'Sylvie'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  8. ^ Taylor, Deon (January 16, 2019). "Wow!! Today was the first day of our film, #Blackandblue and when, I say she killed it!!!!". Instagram. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  9. ^ Taylor, Deon (February 28, 2019). "Last day!!! Wow! @tyrese @naomieharris !!! GEEZ THIS WAS A INCREDIBLE JOURNEY!! #sony #sonysceengems #hiddenempirefilmgroup🔥🔥🔥 BLACK AND BLUE IN THEATERS EVERYWHERE SEPT 20!!!!! Ummmmmm yeah!!!! 🚀🚀🚀". Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  10. ^ Haring, Bruce (May 10, 2019). "Cult Classic Sequel 'Zombieland 2: Double Tap' And Cop Drama 'Black And Blue' Move To Late October Releases". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  11. ^ Hipes, Patrick (January 25, 2019). "'Morbius' & 'Ghostbusters' Solidify Summer 2020 Release Dates". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 25, 2019.

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