Codeblack Picks Up Gugu Mbatha-Raw's 'Fast Color'

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The Lionsgate label will release the movie from 'La La Land' producer Jordan Horowitz.

Lionsgate's Codeblack Films has acquired superhero indie Fast Color, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

Julia Hart directed the feature, which premiered at SXSW, from a script she wrote with La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz. Horowitz and Hart produced the movie under their Original Headquarters label. Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon produced and fully financed the film under their LD Entertainment banner.

Mbatha-Raw stars as Ruth, a woman forced to go on the run when her superhuman abilities are discovered, but, years after abandoning her family, the only place she has left to hide is home. Lorraine Toussaint, Saniyya Sidney, Christopher Denham and David Strathairn also star. 

"Fast Color is a powerful and original superhero movie featuring amazing performances," said Codeblack Films president Jeff Clanagan. "It's great to reunite with the incredibly talented producers behind two iconic Lionsgate properties and to partner once more with AMC in delivering great storytelling to our diverse audiences."

"We're thrilled to collaborate again with Lionsgate and their partners at Codeblack," said Horowitz and Liddell. "Fast Color brings together a compelling story, a great cast and terrific partners. Julia turns the focus onto a new kind of superhero that we believe many viewers can relate to, and we can hardly wait to take moviegoers on an exhilarating cinematic ride."

Fast Color will be released in select U.S. theaters on March 29, 2019, by Codeblack in partnership with AMC Theaters' AMC Independent. Codeblack and AMC previously partnered on Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain.