Directed by Kathryn Bigelow
Produced by Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Matthew Budman, Megan Ellison, Colin Wilson
Written by Mark Boal
Starring : John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jason Mitchell, John Krasinski, Anthony Mackie
Music by James Newton Howard
Cinematography Barry Ackroyd
Edited by William Goldenberg
Production companies : Annapurna Pictures, First Light Productions
Distributed by Annapurna Pictures (United States), Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Entertainment One (International)
Release date July 25, 2017 (Fox Theatre), July 28, 2017 (United States)
Detroit is a 2017 American period crime drama film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal. Based on the Algiers Motel incident during Detroit’s 1967 12th Street Riot, the film was released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the event. The film stars John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jason Mitchell, John Krasinski and Anthony Mackie.
Detroit premiered at the Fox Theatre in the titular city on July 25, 2017 and had limited theatrical release on July 28, 2017, before going wide on August 4, 2017. The film received acclaim from critics, with praise for Bigelow’s direction, Boal’s script and the performances of Poulter and Smith.