Detroit Movie

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Who's Involved:

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

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

Breaking, Star Wars: The Force Awakens  

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Sleight  

The Hate U Give, Judas And The Black Messiah  

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Revenant  

Transformers 4: Age of Extinction, Midsommar  

12 Strong, Everybody Loves Somebody  

Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Hate U Give  

Kong: Skull Island, Superfly  

DC League of Super-Pets, If  

Charlie Says, God Help the Girl  

Ticket to Paradise, Rosaline  


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 Company

Annapurna Pictures

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

    The ensemble film recently began shooting in Detroit and Boston.

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

    A summer shoot in Detroit and Boston is being planned.

  5. January 2016: The film was in 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?

Detroit was released in 2017 on Friday, August 4, 2017 (Nationwide release). There were 14 other movies released on the same date, including The Dark Tower, Kidnap and The Battleship Island.

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