“The ninth ward isn’t covered,” or so goes the voiceover in RZA’s new film “Cut throat city,” which comes out at the end of the month. It’s the story of four boyhood friends in New Orleans’s Lower Ninth ward who return after Hurricane Katrina to find their homes destroyed, no employment, and no assistance available from Uncle Sam. Out of options, they turn to a local hood who offers them a shot at turning their situations around, by pulling off a dangerous heist in the heart of the city. When the job goes sideways, the friends find themselves on the run, hunted by two relentless detectives and a neighborhood warlord who is under the impression that they stole the heist money.
“Cut throat city” stars Ethan Hawke, T.I., Wesley Snipes, Terrence Howard, Eiza González, Kat Graham, Shameik Moore, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Denzel Whitaker, Keean Johnson, Isaiah Washington.
In theaters July 31st