Emerging Pictures has set an October 7 launch for “The Lennon Report,” which re-creates the aftermath of the 1980 murder of John Lennon.
The film will open in 10 markets — New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle, Tampa, San Francisco, Denver, Atlanta and Cleveland — and then expand into nationwide distribution on October 14.
The film, produced by Gabriel and Rafael Francisco, is directed by Jeremy Profe from a script he co-wrote with Walter Vincent. “The Lennon Report” focuses on the efforts of police officers, nurses and emergency doctors racing to save Lennon’s life at New York’s Roosevelt Hospital.
The film stars Richard Kind as Dr. Stephan Lynn, Evan Jonigkeit as Dr. David Halleran and Walter Vincent as Alan B. Weiss, the ABC news producer who broke the news about Lennon. Adrienne C. Moore (“Orange is the New Black”), David Zayas, Stephen Spinella and Devin Ratray (“Blue Ruin”) also star.
“The Lennon Report” premiered in April as the opener of the Beverly Hills Film Festival. Lennon’s death, which caused a worldwide outpouring of grief, was the subject of 2007’s “The Killing of John Lennon” and 2008’s “Chapter 27,” starring Jared Leto as Mark David Chapman.
Spotlight Pictures is handling foreign sales. Francisco Productions is represented by Alexander Murphy Jr.