The studio on Wednesday said it will open the hip-hop-flavored buddy pic in limited release under its Summit Entertainment label on July 27. Blindspotting will then expand theatrically Aug. 10.
Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal wrote and star in the film, which is set in a rapidly gentrifying Oakland, California. The comedy tells the story of Collin (Diggs), who needs to make it through his last three days of probation for a chance at a new start, but his fast-talking childhood best friend, Miles (Casal), is a magnet for trouble. When Collin’s final countdown is interrupted by a life-changing missed curfew, their friendship is forced out of its comfortable existence and onto a spiraling collision course.
The movie was produced by Keith Calder and Jess Calder of Snoot Entertainment, which also financed the film. Diggs and Casal are also producers on the film.
Lionsgate nabbed the worldwide rights to Blindspotting last month at Sundance.