You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Matt Smith’s ‘Patient Zero’ Set August Release (EXCLUSIVE)

Vertical Entertainment has set an Aug. 14 digital and VOD release for the pandemic thriller “Patient Zero,” starring Matt Smith, Natalie Dormer and Stanley Tucci.

The film, which was developed and produced at Sony’s Screen Gems, is also arriving in select theaters on Sept. 14.

The story takes place after a super-virus has turned humankind into highly intelligent, streamlined killers. Smith portrays an asymptomatic victim who can communicate with the infected and must lead the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure. Agyness Deyn and Clive Standen (“Vikings”) also star.

Directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky from a screenplay by Mike Le, “Patient Zero” was produced by Vincent Newman and executive produced by Glenn S. Gainor and Steve Norris. The film was shot in 2015 in London.

Smith’s credits include “Dr. Who,” Netflix’s “The Crown,” and “Mapplethorpe,” which was bought this week by Samuel Goldwyn Films. Dormer stars in “Game of Thrones,” and Tucci’s recent credits include “Beauty and the Beast” and “Final Portrait.”

Vertical released Molly Shannon’s “Other People” and Babak Anvari’s “Under the Stars” in 2017, along with John Travolta’s “Gotti” last month. It has a June 13 opening for Rob Reiner’s “Shock and Awe,” starring Woody Harrelson, James Marsden, Milla Jovovich, Jessica Biel, and Tommy Lee Jones. Other upcoming releases include Rob Siegel’s “Cruise,” featuring Spencer Boldman and Emily Ratajkowski; and Trevor White’s “A Crooked Somebody,” with Rich Sommer, Clifton Collins Jr, and Joanne Froggatt.

Popular on Variety

More Film

  • Judy Movie 2019 Costume Design

    Costume Designer Jany Temime Looked to the Colorful Past For ‘Judy’

    As costume designer on “Judy,” the biopic about Judy Garland, Jany Temime kept one criteria in mind. “My question was, ‘What would Judy wear for that scene?’ That how I approached it,” says Temime, who also wanted to portray the difference between “the real Judy and the performer Judy.” But instead of using replicas of [...]

  • Give Me Liberty

    'Give Me Liberty' Grabs Best Film Award in Macao

    Kirill Mikhanovsky’s “Give Me Liberty” and Gu Xiaogang’s “Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains won the best picture prizes in the international and Chinese cinema sections on Tuesday at the International Film Festival and Awards Macau (IFFAM). “This film shouldn’t have existed because there were so many obstacles. Everything was a miracle. Us being here is [...]

  • Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez star

    'Hustlers,' 'Jojo Rabbit' and 'Queen & Slim' Receive Costume Design Nominations

    The Costume Designers Guild announced their nominations for the 22nd CDGA Awards on Tuesday. Among the nominees are Arianne Phillips for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Mayes C. Rubeo for “Jojo Rabbit” and Mitchell Travers for “Hustlers.” “The Irishman” is notably absent from the field. The Costume Designers Guild celebrates excellence in film, television [...]

  • JKR_DAY030_102518_0688465.dng

    'Joker,' 'Frozen 2' Receive Cinema Audio Society Nominations

    “Joker,” “Frozen 2,” “The Lion King,” “Ford v Ferrari” and “Toy Story 4” have scored nominations for sound mixing from the Cinema Audio Society. The 56th edition of the awards will be presented on Jan. 25 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. Nominations were announced on Tuesday. “Each year I am gobsmacked by the impressive [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content