BGN sits down with director and multi-hyphenate RZA to talk about his latest film Cut Throat City. RZA talks about how he assembled his all-star cast and how he used his own family experiences to craft together the story.
Best new drama – heist thriller film from Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and writer P.G. Cuschieri. Four friends return to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and receive no help from FEMA. Out of options, they reluctantly turn to a local gangster. Starring Shameik Moore, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Denzel Whitaker, Keean Johnson, Ethan Hawke, Eiza Gonzalez, Kat Graham, Isaiah Washington, T.I., Terrence Howard, and Wesley Snipes.
From director RZA and writer P.G. Cuschieri, comes the explosive Cut Throat City, 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. Out of options, they reluctantly turn to a local gangster, who offers them one shot at turning their situations around – by pulling off a dangerous heist in the heart of the city. When the job goes bad, the friends find themselves on the run, hunted by two relentless detectives and a neighborhood warlord who thinks they stole the heist money.
Interviewer: Jeandra Lebeauf
Video Editor: Kassandra Igbokwe
Cut Throat City is coming soon in August.