Lauren London, Loretta Devine, and more star in thriller ‘Always and Forever’

The star-studded film is heading to video on demand on Nov. 20

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AMC Networks’ UMC and RLJE Films has acquired the star-studded thriller, Always and Forever and announced plans to release it this month. 

The film starring Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robbie Jones, Wood Harris, Loretta Devine, Lauren London, and Rocsi Diaz will hit limited theaters and VOD platforms on Nov. 20. UMC will exclusively stream the film beginning in early 2021.

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 “Last year, UMC began testing the waters of the theatrical game with the release of Master P’s I Got the Hook-Up 2 to great success,” said Brett Dismuke, Chief Content Officer of UMC. “While a lot has changed in our industry over the last few months of the pandemic, we’re excited to continue developing our film distribution efforts with Always and Forever – a star-studded, jaw-dropping thriller that is sure to have audiences at the edge of their seats.”

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One of the film’s producers, Patrick Johnson Jr., echoed the excitement. 

“We are thrilled that Always and Forever has found a home with UMC and RLJE Films,” he added. “This was truly a Black production, from the illustrious and female-driven cast, to filmmakers and crew, so it was our foremost goal in this sale to find a distributor dedicated to delivering Black stories from Black voices to a mass audience.”

Here’s the synopsis: 

When a group of childhood friends are each targeted by a deranged stalker, it quickly becomes clear that the secrets of their past are coming back to haunt them. Nicole (Addai-Robinson) seems to have it all – a great job, an adoring husband (Jones) – but her perfect world is shattered when her childhood friend is suddenly found dead. The tragedy reunites Nicole with her best friends from years ago, but they each soon find themselves in danger, targets of a deranged stalker. As the secrets of their past come back to haunt them, they’ll soon realize that a deadly nightmare is just beginning for those who long ago pledged their loyalty to each other, “always and forever.” 

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Always and Forever is directed by Chris Stokes and produced by Patrick Johnson Jr., Marques Houston, Jerome Jones, Jarrell Houston, Shondrella Avery, and Alana Brown in association with Footage Films and Novus Content.

Always and Forever debuts in select theaters and VOD on Nov. 20.

Check out the trailer: 

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