‘1992’, One Of Ray Liotta’s Final Films, Sets Late Summer Release With Lionsgate; Snoop Dogg Boards As EP – Watch The Trailer

Lionsgate has set a release date of Labor Day weekend, August 30, for the action crime thriller 1992, which is one of Ray Liotta’s final film roles. The Emmy-winning actor co-starred in the movie opposite Tyrese Gibson. In addition today, Snoop Dogg boarded the movie as EP through his Death Row Pictures banner.

1992 joins other wide entries on August 30: Sony/Blumhouse’s horror movie They Listen, Showbiz Direct Distribution’s Dennis Quaid title Reagan, and Roadside Attractions’ Jason Patric thriller City of Dreams.

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Here’s the 1992 trailer that dropped today; see the new poster below:

Liotta died in May 2022 at the age of 67 from heart and respiratory issues. At the time, there were several projects he had already shot, i.e, Elizabeth Banks’ Cocaine Bear and the Apple TV+ series Black Bird. Liotta received a posthumous Best Supporting Actor Limited Series Emmy nom for Black Bird; previously, he won the Drama Guest Actor Emmy in 2005 for NBC’s ER.

In 1992, Mercer (Gibson) is desperately trying to rebuild his life and relationship with his son (Christopher A’mmanuel) amidst the turbulent 1992 L.A. uprising following the Rodney King verdict. Across town, another father and son (Liotta and Scott Eastwood) put their own strained relationship to the test as they plot a dangerous heist to steal catalytic converters, which contain valuable platinum, from the factory where Mercer works. As tensions rise in Los Angeles and chaos erupts, both families reach their boiling points when they collide.

The Ariel Vromen-directed and -produced movie also stars Clé Bennett, Dylan Arnold, Michael Beasley, Ori Pfeffer, Tosin Morohunfola and Oleg Taktarov. Sascha Penn and Vromen wrote the screenplay off a story by Penn. 1992 is also produced by Andreas Rommel, Maurice Fadida, Penn and Adam Kolbrenner.

Snoop Dogg said, “1992 was a life-changing time for me, from Deep Cover to The Chronic. But as things in my life were coming together, everything in L.A. was coming apart. 1992 is a heist movie that really captures all of that. This movie is about an L.A. moment. Ariel made an outstanding film that depicts this moment in time. From my first encounter with Tyrese in Baby Boy to the performance in 1992, I had to be a part of this. And it’s only fitting that the film come out under Death Row Pictures as Death Row is synonymous with LA culture in the ’90s, ya dig?”

“Snoop is one of the most beloved figures in entertainment and I could not be more thankful that he chose to join our project,” said Gibson. “Ray Liotta blessed all of us in life while doing this film. For 1992 to be Ray’s last offering, we all feel so fortunate to have captured such a masterful and chilling performance.”

“I’m grateful to have had a front-row seat to the infectious enthusiasm and talent Tyrese has brought to the many projects we’ve worked on together over the years,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group chair Adam Fogelson. “And my immense admiration of the cultural icon that is Snoop Dogg has lasted 30 years and counting. So it’s a special thrill that he has come on board to executive produce 1992. He clearly has found a personal connection to the material, which makes his team at Death Row Pictures the perfect partners.”

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