Universal Pictures has released the official trailer for Beast, opening in theaters on August 19. You can watch the trailer using the player below.
Sometimes the rustle in the bushes actually is a monster in this new pulse-pounding thriller.
In the film, a father (Idris Elba (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, The Suicide Squad)) and his two teenage daughters who find themselves hunted by a massive rogue lion intent on proving that the savannah has but one apex predator.
Elba plays Dr. Nate Daniels, a recently widowed husband who returns to South Africa, where he first met his wife, on a long-planned trip with their daughters to a game reserve managed by Martin Battles (Sharlto Copley, Russian Doll series, Maleficent), an old family friend and wildlife biologist.
But what begins as a journey of healing jolts into a fearsome fight for survival when a lion, a survivor of blood-thirsty poachers who now sees all humans as the enemy, begins stalking them.
Iyana Halley (The Hate U Give, This Is Us series) plays Daniels’ 18-year-old daughter, Meredith, and Leah Sava Jeffries (Rel series, Empire series) plays his 13-year-old, Norah.
From visceral, experiential filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur, the director of Everest and Universal Pictures’ 2 Guns and Contraband, Beast is produced by Will Packer, the blockbuster producer of Girls Trip, the Ride Along franchise.
Ten of Packer’s movies have opened No. 1 at the U.S. box office, including Night School, No Good Deed and Think Like a Man.
The producers also include James Lopez, president of Will Packer Productions, and Baltasar Kormákur.
The film is written by Ryan Engle (Rampage, Non-Stop) from an original story by Jaime Primak Sullivan and is executive produced by Jaime Primak Sullivan and Bernard Bellew.
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