Cut Throat City trailer: RZA takes us back to life after Hurricane Katrina
RZA spent the 90s creating the unique Wu-Tang sound overseeing the production of a stream of rap classics. He's no longer the prolific producer he was once but Cut Throat City marks his third effort as director, following on from The Man with the Iron Fists and Love Beats Rhymes. He's brought together a decent enough cast and the music used on the trailer along with good editing and some interesting themes make it seem more interesting than just a bog standard heist film. Watch the trailer for Cut Throat City above to see for yourself.
Cut Throat City is the story of four boyhood friends in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward who return after Hurricane Katrina to find their homes decimated, no jobs, and no help from FEMA. Reluctantly turning to a local gangster for work, the friends are hired to pull off a daring heist in the heart of the city.
But the job goes bad and they find themselves on the run, hunted by two idealistic detectives and a neighbourhood warlord who thinks the friends stole the heist money. With their only way out to buy their way back, the friends decide to get what they need by turning the tables on the casinos that have taken from their city for years… by doing a little taking of their own.
Shameik Moore, Wesley Snipes, T.I., Terrence Howard, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Denzel Whitaker, Keean Johnson, and Kat Graham all feature in the cast.
There's no set release date just yet for Cut Throat City but it should appear in the first few months of 2019.