Chris Pine’s ‘Hell or High Water’ to Hit Theaters in August

Chris Pine Hell or High Water
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Lionsgate and CBS Films have set an August release in the U.S. for the heist thriller “Hell or High Water,” starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster.

The movie, directed by David Mackenzie, will open Aug. 12 in limited release, expand on Aug. 19 and go wide on Aug. 26.

The film will premiere later this month in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival.

Pine and Foster portray brothers — a divorced dad and an ex-con — who embark on a daring bank robbery spree to save their family farm in New Mexico. Bridges plays a Texas ranger in pursuit.

The script, penned by Taylor Sheridan, was named to the 2012 Black List. Mackenzie previously won BAFTAs for “Starred Up” in 2014 and “Young Adam” in 2004.

Producers are Sidney Kimmel, Peter Berg, Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn. Production companies are Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Film 44, LBI Entertainment and OddLot Entertainment.

The project was previously titled “Comancheria.” Shooting began last May in Clovis, New Mexico.

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  1. Luke says:

    I agree with you, they are both reasonable actors…perhaps still trying to find their way in this film, but we definitely shouldn’t write them off. Jeff Bridges is ALWAYS good, in my book!

  2. Steven says:

    I was hoping the could be the film to bring us back Jeff Bridges playing an interesting role, and not the paycheck collector of the latest years, but judging by the opening date this film failed to impress. I’m not surprised: Chris Pine and Foster? Really? Pine is a mediocre actor, just pretty face, and Foster overacts, he tries too hard to be noticed. Sheridan is overrated (Sicario was saved by Villeneuve’s impeccable direction) and the only names that were interesting were MacKenzie (totally out of his environment here) and Bridges. Too bad.

    • V. Moran says:

      Pine is a fine actor, as is Foster. Most good looking actors don’t get their due re: their talent, so what’s new. My only issue is – I liked the name “Comancheria”. This new one “Come Hell Or High Water” is generic, like a late ’80s Steven Seagal title.

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