This Is the Night Movie with Naomi Watts and Frank Grillo gets September Release

After terrorizing the United States for one night a year with Cleanse franchise, filmmaker and screenwriter James DeMonaco is ready to kick back and take it easy with his next film. This is the night is not the title of a Clean spin-off, but instead a family drama to pay homage to the cinema itself. In the story, a family struggles to cope with challenges and ends up being inspired by the movies.

For DeMonaco, this story is a kind of comeback to its roots. This is the night is located in Staten Island, the same city that shared a title with the director’s feature film debut. This time, however, DeMonaco’s focus will be on family values ​​rather than violence, but that does not mean, of course, that it cannot become ugly.


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When talking about This is the night, DeMonaco revealed that it is a deeply personal story, and which he has been looking forward to telling for a while:

“I perceived this film as a love letter to the cinema. This is the Night is a passion project I have been waiting to do. The film is a story based in my hometown of Staten Island and acts as a PSA: Film brings us-people, families-together. There is no time like the present to celebrate movies and how they inspire us. ”

Seen in the early 80s, This is the night captures the essence of the excitement of an entire city when everyone is excited about the release of a big movie they have been looking forward to seeing for a long time. This is told through the eyes of an Italian American family who are starting to take life lessons from Rocky III when they realize the warrior’s battles in parallel with their own. It is when they decide that the best way to live is to make it as if there is no tomorrow.

The cast has Naomi Watts, Frank Grillo, Lucius Hoyos, Jonah Hauer-King, Alexander River, Chase Vacnin, and Bobby Cannavale. Jason blum and Sebastien K. Lemercier are producers on the film.

This is the night will have a limited theatrical release at the Angelika Theater in New York on September 17, and you can already purchase your tickets. Four days later, on September 21, This is the night will be available for rent or purchase on digital streaming platforms.

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Filmographer Jeff Cutter announced the news.

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