Sony Pictures Classics Acquires ‘Nine Days’ Starring Winston Duke

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Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the surreal drama Nine Days.

The movie had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2020, and stars Black Panther actor Winston Duke, , Bill Skarsgard, Benedict Wong, Tony Hale, and Arianna Ortiz.

Winston Duke was introduced to the limelight in the superhero movie BLACK PANTHER
Winston Duke was introduced to the limelight in the superhero movie BLACK PANTHER

As the lead, Duke plays Will, a recluse who conducts a series of interviews with human souls, giving them a chance to be born into the world.

Five contenders are tested in the course of nine days, with Will selecting only one. While the winner becomes born into the human world, the others will cease to exist.

Winston Duke and Zazie Beetz in NINE DAYS
Winston Duke and Zazie Beetz in NINE DAYS

A statement from Sony Pictures Classics reads:

Nine Days is one of those rare movies that will have a long life and stand the test of time. It’s about alternate realities—Black Mirror on the big screen, with touches of Wings of Desire and The Matrix. It offers surprises galore and marks the birth of a major filmmaker. We are excited to be introducing Nine Days to audiences around the world.

Nine Days competed in the . Dramatic Competition at Sundance and is the directorial debut of writer and filmmaker Edson Oda. It emerged the winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the festival.

Duke as M'baku in BLACK PANTHER
Duke as M’baku in BLACK PANTHER

Oda, a fan of Sony Pictures Classics as a child, stated that he was happy and humbled to work with the company and that he couldn’t wait to share the movie with the world.

I grew up watching and admiring countless Sony Pictures Classics’ movies. So many of their films — and the filmmakers they supported — ignited my passion for and also propelled me to become a filmmaker. I’m so happy, humbled and honored to be working with them and can’t wait to share Nine Days with the world. – Edson Oda –

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