Janelle Monae’s Horror Film Antebellum Is Off the Release Schedule, Unsurprisingly

Janelle Monae’s Horror Film Antebellum Is Off the Release Schedule, Unsurprisingly
Janelle Monae in Antebellum. (Image: Lionsgate, Other)
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Directed by Gerard Bush and written by Christopher Renz, the film, distributed by Lionsgate, stars Janelle Monae as an author, Veronica Henley, who, per Deadline, “finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late.” Can’t relate. Jena Malone, Gadbourey Sidibe, and Jack Huston are also starring in the film.

The movie was originally slated for an April 24 release, but that, naturally, didn’t happen, and it was pushed back to August 21. With that date not attainable, it has been temporarily removed from the release calendar entirely. According to Deadline, the plan is to schedule the film if Tenet is able to manage a successful Labour Day weekend release, which is a prospect I do not think you should be holding out hope for.

It looks like a promising film, and it’ll be possibly the first big horror title to come out when theatres are allowed to re-open. Hopefully, that’ll happen when it’s safe to do so, and we can go enjoy it. But we’ll see.