Cut Throat City

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Cut Throat City
Cut Throat City poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRZA
Produced by
  • William Clevinger
  • Sean Lydiard
  • Elliott Michael Smith
  • Michael Mendelsohn
  • Kyle Tekiela
Written byPaul Cuschieri
Music byDhani Harrison
Paul Hicks
CinematographyBrandon Cox
Edited byJoe D'Augustine
  • Rumble Riot Pictures
  • Patriot Pictures
Distributed byWell Go USA Entertainment
Release date
  • July 31, 2020 (2020-07-31) (United States)
Running time
132 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States

Cut Throat City is a 2020 American action heist film, directed by RZA, from a screenplay by Paul Cuschieri. It stars Shameik Moore, T.I., Demetrius Shipp Jr., Kat Graham, Wesley Snipes, Terrence Howard, Eiza González and Ethan Hawke.

It was released on July 31, 2020, by Well Go USA Entertainment.



In December 2017, it was announced Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes, T.I., Eiza González, Demetrius Shipp Jr. Shameik Moore, Joel David Moore, Kat Graham, Rob Morgan, Keean Johnson, Denzel Whitaker, Isaiah Washington and Sam Daly had joined the cast of the film, with RZA directing from a screenplay by Paul Cuschieri, with Elliott Michael Smith p.g.a., William Clevinger p.g.a., Sean Lydiard p.g.a., Michael Mendelson, Kyle Tekiela serving as producers; (Rumble Riot Pictures, Patriot Pictures and XYZ Films banners, respectively).[2][3] In December 2018, Ethan Hawke joined the cast of the film.[4]

Principal photography began in December 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana.[5]


In June 2018, Well Go USA Entertainment acquired distribution rights to the film.[6] It was scheduled to have its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 14, 2020.[7] However, the festival was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[8] It was then scheduled to be released on April 10, 2020.[9] However, it was pulled from the schedule due to the pandemic.[10][11] It was then scheduled for July 17,[12] and it ultimately was released on July 31, 2020.[13]


  1. ^ "Cut Throat City". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 5, 2020.
  2. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (December 14, 2017). "Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes, Eiza González, T.I. To Star In Heist Film 'Cut Throat City' With RZA Directing". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  3. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (December 15, 2017). "Sam Daly Cast In 'Cut Throat City'; Grant Bowler Has A 'Bad Impulse'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  4. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (December 4, 2018). "Ethan Hawke Joins Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes In The RZA-Directed Heist Thriller 'Cut Throat City'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  5. ^ Szabo, Sarah (December 15, 2017). "RZA nabs Wesley Snipes, Terrence Howard for New Orleans heist movie". Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  6. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (June 25, 2018). "Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes Starring Heist Drama 'Cut Throat City' Lands At Well Go USA". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  7. ^ Ray-Ramos, Dino (January 15, 2020). "SXSW Sets Judd Apatow's 'The King Of Staten Island' As Opening-Night Film, Unveils Features And Episodics Lineups". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  8. ^ "City of Austin Cancels SXSW March Events". South by Southwest. March 6, 2020. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  9. ^ "Cut Throat City". The Hollywood Reporter. February 13, 2020. Retrieved February 13, 2020.
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  11. ^ Day-Ramos, Dino (March 17, 2020). "Rza's Crime Drama 'Cut Throat City' Delays Release Due To Coronavirus". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  12. ^ N’Duka, Amanda (June 24, 2020). "Well Go USA Sets New Release Date For RZA's 'Cut Throat City'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
  13. ^ "Cut Throat City Lands New Theatrical Release Date". Broadway World. July 7, 2020. Retrieved July 20, 2020.

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