Luc Besson delayed thriller 'Anna' gets US release date

Screen | 4/11/2019 | Jeremy Kay
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Lus Besson’s action thriller Anna has got a US summer release date through Lionsgate/ Summit after the film was temporarily shelved last year when the director faced allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Anna will open wide under the Summit Entertainment label on June 21 and stars Russian supermodel Sasha Luss as an assassin. Joining Luss on the cast are Helen Mirren, Luke Evans, and Cillian Murphy. Besson directed from his screenplay.

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Lionsgate and Summit were on board before the allegations saw the light of day. Lionsgate and embattled EuropaCorp signed a co-production and distribution deal for Anna in October 2017. EuropaCorp handles international sales on the film.

In February prosecutors in Paris dismissed a rape allegation against Besson by Belgian actress Sand Van Roy, who claimed the filmmaker drugged and raped her during a meeting in a Paris hotel in May 2018.

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