Lionsgate pulled Antebellum with Janelle Monae from their schedule last month. But today we hear the film will be releaseed on premium Video on Demand for a $19.99 rental on September 18th.
Lionsgate Motion Pictures Group chairman Joe Drake said in a statement: “While the theatrical experience will always be the heart of our business, we are thrilled that we are able to seize the opportunity to match Gerard and Chris’s urgent and immediate film with a release strategy befitting this moment of extraordinary change. Gerard and Chris are storytellers whose work beats with authenticity — not only will this film entertain and thrill audiences worldwide, but spark a discussion about our current world.”
It will be released theatrically in some international theaters.
Directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, it stars Monáe as Veronica Henley, a successful author who finds herself trapped a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late.
The film also stars Marque Richardson II, Eric Lange, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Tongayi Chirisa, Gabourey Sidibe, Rob Aramayo, Lily Cowles, and Jena Malone.