April 20, 2021
Lionsgate will release the crime thriller Above Suspicion in select theaters, on VOD and via digital sellthrough May 7, followed by a Blu-ray Disc and DVD release May 18.
Directed by Phillip Noyce (Clear and Present Danger) and written by Chris Gerolmo (Mississippi Burning), the film is based on the true story of one of the most notorious crimes in FBI history. Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) stars as Susan Smith, a young woman desperate to escape a seedy life of crime and drugs in a Kentucky coal mining town. When a newly minted FBI agent named Mark Putnam (Jack Huston, “Boardwalk Empire”) recruits Susan as his informant for a high-profile case, she believes her bad luck may finally be changing. But as Susan and Putnam’s relationship deepens, so does the danger, setting them both on a collision course with deadly consequences.
The cast also includes Sophie Lowe, Austin Hébert, Karl Glusman, Chris Mulkey, Omar Miller, Kevin Dunn, Thora Birch and Johnny Knoxville.
The film is rated ‘R’ for sexual content and drug use throughout, language and some strong violence.