Detroit Movie

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Who's Involved:

John Krasinski, John Boyega, Megan Ellison, Kathryn Bigelow, Matthew Budman, Nathan Davis Jr., Anthony Mackie, Jack Reynor, Will Poulter, Jason Mitchell, Jacob Latimore, Kaitlyn Dever, Jeremy Strong, Mark Boal, Austin Hebert, Hannah Murray, Algee Smith, Ben O'Toole, Chris Chalk, Leon Thomas III, Malcolm David Kelley, Laz Alonzo, Peyton Alex Smith, Miguel Pimentel, Joseph David Jones, Gbenga Akinnabve, Kris Davis, Ephraim Sykes

Release Date:

Friday, August 4, 2017 Nationwide
Friday, July 28, 2017 Limited

strong violence and pervasive language
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

Set in Detroit, Michigan, a number of devastating riots take place over five summer days in 1967.

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Who stars in Detroit: Cast List

They Cloned Tyrone, Star Wars: The Force Awakens  

Sleight, Vanishing on 7th Street  

Shooting Stars, Judas And The Black Messiah  

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, The Revenant  

Flora and Son, Transformers 4: Age of Extinction  

12 Strong, Everybody Loves Somebody  

Captain America: Brave New World, Captain America 4  

Kong: Skull Island, Straight Outta Compton  

If, A Quiet Place Part II  

The Numbers Station, God Help the Girl  

Dear Evan Hansen, Ticket to Paradise  


Who's making Detroit: Crew List

A look at the Detroit behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Kathryn Bigelow last directed Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker. The film's writer Mark Boal last wrote Triple Frontier and The Hurt Locker.


Mark Boal


Kathryn Bigelow
Mark Boal
Matthew Budman
Megan Ellison

Production: What we know about Detroit?

Key Facts

  1. Eyeing a 2017 release, timed to the 50th anniversary of the riots (Hollywood Reporter, 6/21/16).
  2. This is Kathryn Bigelow's first project since 2012’s Zero Dark Thirty.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2017 - July: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2017 - April: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2016 - August: The film was set to Production  status.

    The ensemble film recently began shooting in Detroit and Boston.

  4. 2016 - June: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

    A summer shoot in Detroit and Boston is being planned.

  5. 2016 - January: The film was set to Development  status.

    Kathryn Bigelow will direct an crime drama from screenwriter Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker). Set to begin principal photography this summer.

Detroit Release Date: When was the film released?

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Detroit was a Nationwide release in 2017 on Friday, August 4, 2017. There were 14 other movies released on the same date, including The Dark Tower, Kidnap and Wind River.

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