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Minamata biopic starring Johnny Depp set for December release date

The film, which was originally set to release under MGM, will premiere December 15 through ILBE and Samuel Goldwyn Films.


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NS Johnny Deppmovie -led Minamata was set to release in US theaters on December 15, Deadline report. Initial, Andrew LevitasHis film was set to be released under the name MGM, but was recently acquired by Iervolino and Lady Bacardi Entertainment (ILBE) and Samuel Goldwyn Films with a new group awards season.


The film will open in North America with more showings across the US and Canada later in 2022. Levitas released a statement criticizing MGM and stated that the studio is trying to push the film down because of the allegations. offscreen against Depp. Depp even asserted that the film should be shown in North America and that the actor has not been “boycotted” by Hollywood. Depp was previously paired with Minamata savior, ILBE and Samuel Goldwyn Films, when they were responsible for the release of the actor’s 2019 project, Waiting for the barbarians.

Premiering at Berlin Film Festival 2020, Minamata tells the true story of the famous and revered war photographer, W. Eugene Smith (Depp), who journeys to Japan in the 1970s to document a giant corporation’s crimes against neighboring small towns. A corporate scammer is contaminating local waterways with large quantities of chemicals leading to rampant mercury poisoning and ripping through helpless areas.

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Distribution began in 2020 when MGM acquired the rights through their American International Pictures label. Slated for a North American release on February 5, MGM has managed to release it in Canada and the United States, although the film has already made it to international theaters. After a long struggle with MGM to get the film to theaters in the country, the film’s creators finally reached an agreement to have the film released.


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As the excitement of the creative process and his brainchild finally reaching the domestic market, Levitas, who also served as a writer and producer for Minamata said, “I’m glad North American audiences can finally learn about what happened and continues to happen in Minamata and worldwide. The silence of marginalized voices and those left behind (as well as artists) by the giants of major corporations must end, and with new like-minded partners, the story This will finally come to light in North America and hopefully bring some peace to the victims and their families who have been through so much. “


History aficionados as well as Depp fans will be thrilled when this bravery and speaking out against corruption film hits theaters in the US and Canada on December 15.



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