PREVIEW: The Birthday Cake (15)

WHO’S IN IT?

Shiloh Fernandez (We Are Your Friends), Val Kilmer (Top Gun), Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting), David Mazouz (The Darkness), Lorraine Bracco (Goodfellas), Ashley Benson (Spring Breakers), John Magaro (First Cow), Vincent Pastore (Carlito’s Way), Nick Vallelonga (Vanquish), Emily Tremaine (Obvious Child), William Fichtner (The Dark Knight), Penn Badgley (Easy A), Aldis Hodge (One Night in Miami), Luis Guzmán (Traffic), Emory Cohen (Brooklyn)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Jimmy Giannopoulos (film debut), director, writer, composer; Diomedes Raul Bermudez (film debut) and Shiloh Fernandez (Queen of Carthage), writers, producers; Carlos Cuscó (The Little Hours), Siena Oberman (The Odd Essay) and Danny Sawaf (film debut), producers; Tim Sandusky (Mariachi Gringo), composer; Sean Price Williams (Good Time), cinematographer; Brad Turner (Patti Cake$), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

On the 10th anniversary of his father’s passing, Giovanni (Fernandez) is reluctantly tasked with continuing the family tradition of bringing a birthday cake to his Uncle Angelo (Kilmer), the last remaining mafioso in Brooklyn. However, after he witnesses a murder, Giovanni’s night turns into one of desperation as he is confronted with the truth behind his father’s death…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Familiar faces from Val Kilmer to Ewan McGregor frequently pop up in writer/producer/star Shiloh Fernandez’s dark crime thriller, which keeps things enjoyable and interesting all throughout.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 16TH JULY 2021

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE, AND AVAILABLE TO RENT/BUY ON DIGITAL PLATFORMS, INCLUDING AMAZON PRIME VIDEO

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