This summer, moviegoers are taking a trip to the past with the thrilling drama “Cut Throat City.”
The film follows four friends as they struggle to find normalcy in New Orleans with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. With no jobs or support from FEMA, they find themselves immersed in a world of crime. Terrence Howard plays “The Saint,” a quirky drug dealer with a philosophical outlook on life.
Terrence says director RZA had a lot of input on the development of his character. “He wanted the character to be grounded in principles and to be grounded in spirituality.”
On set, Terrence worked closely with the four main characters in the film, known as the next generation of young actors hitting the big screen.
“It was painful because you are basically watching who will one day replace you but then it was gratifying because you know that this fight for the arts will still be represented by strong, young black people, and that was really heartwarming.”
After premiering on August 21st, Cut Throat City has been recognized as a film with messages that stick with you long after the credits roll.
“Some of the things will shake your moral center, but it shakes it for the right reasons. RZA put this film together with the hopes of informing the public and informing our own people that the ways in which we are behaving is not going to end up being fruitful.”