June 8, 2021
Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, has acquired all North American rights to the heist thriller Naked Singularity, and has set the film for an Aug. 6 theatrical release, followed by VOD Aug. 13.
Based on the novel A Naked Singularity by former Manhattan DA Sergio De La Pava, the tells the story of Casi (John Boyega), a promising young NYC public defender whose idealism is beginning to crack under the daily injustices of the very justice system he’s trying to make right. Doubting all he has worked for and seeing signs of the universe collapsing all around him, he is pulled into a dangerous high-stakes drug heist by an unpredictable former client (Olivia Cooke) to beat the broken system at its own game.
The cast also includes Bill Skarsgård, Ed Skrein, Linda Lavin and Tim Blake Nelson.
Naked Singularity marks the directorial debut of filmmaker Chase Palmer, who previously wrote the screenplay for 2017’s It: Chapter One.