Lionsgate has set the Fatale release date for October 9, 2020 and will distribute the film via its Summit Entertainment label. The other film scheduled for that date is Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile, which will be distributed by Disney’s 20th Century Fox.
Fatale is a mind-bending, taut psychologically provocative thriller starring two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank, Michael Ealy, Mike Colter, Tyrin Turner and directed by Deon Taylor, who most recently helmed the summer sleeper hit The Intruder.
Fatale centers on a married man (Michael Ealy) who finds himself living a nightmare as he is relentlessly compromised, out-witted and morally manipulated by a mysterious woman (two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank) with whom he had a wild one night stand. How far will he go to save his marriage from his mistake?
Written and produced by David Loughery (The Intruder, Lakeview Terrace, Obsessed), the film is produced by Taylor’s Hidden Empire Film Group partner Roxanne Taylor and is executive produced by partner Robert F. Smith. Two-time Oscar nominee Dante Spinotti (L.A. Confidential, Heat) served as director of photography, marking his third collaboration with Taylor on Fatale.
Jason Constantine, Lionsgate’s President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions, said previously: “We previously acquired Deon’s thriller Traffik, and when Damon Wolf came to Lionsgate on the heels of working with Deon, he mentioned we should keep our eye on Fatale. He could not have been more right. We are all big fans of Deon and are thrilled to have him back at Lionsgate. This film has the heat and erotic appeal of relationship-gone-wrong thrillers like Unfaithful, Fatal Attraction or Basic Insinct. Deon Taylor has delivered a morally complex and outstanding character-driven thriller with riveting performances by Hilary Swank and Michael Ealy.”
“Damon and I had the chance to work together on The Intruder, and like a character from this new movie, he became almost obsessed with this project,” Taylor added.” I can feel that energy and passion with the Lionsgate team and I’m excited to be working with Joe, and to be reunited with Damon, Jason and Eda and the whole entire Lionsgate film group.”