CUT THROAT CITY, Starring Shameik Moore, Kat Graham, Ethan Hawke and Terrence Howard and Directed by RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan in theaters April 10th.
The theatrical release for CUT THROAT CITY starring Terrence Howard, Eiza González, Wesley Snipes, Denzel Whitaker, Ethan Hawke, Shameik Moore, T.I., Kat Graham, Robb Morgan and Demetrius Shipp Jr. is slated for April 10th, 2020. The film is produced through Massachusetts Native Sean Lydiard’s company Rumble Riot, distributed by Well Go USA and directed by legendary member of the Wu-Tang Clan and esteemed film director, RZA.
This dramatic thriller follows a group of young men who return to New Orleans after hurricane Katrina. Receiving no help from FEMA, they turn to local gangsters for help. Out of options, the four boyhood friends reluctantly accept an offer to pull off a dangerous heist in the heart of New Orleans.
The script of CUT THROAT CITY made its rounds through Hollywood for years before Sean helped bring it to life.
Sean, a country boy from Southwick, Massachusetts, who grew up riding dirt bikes and playing basketball, has built a career for himself by producing feature films such as OFFICE UPRISING (2018) starring Brenton Thwaites and Jane Levy, and WAKEFIELD (2016) starring Bryan Cranston. He maintains his relationship with New England through his brother and creative collaborator Noah Lydiard, who owns a commercial production company in Back Bay named Conductor Productions. CUT THROAT CITY is the sixth feature film produced by Lydiard’s Rumble Riot.
Sean Lydiard p.g.a. came to Hollywood through the world of finance. He was formerly the Vice President of Institutional Business Development at MBT Institutional, a division of MB Trading. Prior to joining MBT Institutional, Mr. Lydiard was a securities trader for the Electronic Trading Group in New York. He began his finance career in the “30 Year Treasury Pit” at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). Mr. Lydiard was an active member of the Securities Traders Association of Los Angeles. He received his BA in Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder and has held his Series 3, 7, 24, 55 and 63 industry licenses.
Because of his strong financial background and connections, Mr. Lydiard transitioned from Wall Street to film finance rather quickly. Lydiard has earned credits for the following movies: Daniel Alfredson’s BLACKWAY, starring Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, Ray Liotta and Alexander Ludwig. Robin Swicord’s WAKEFIELD, starring Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner. DAISY WINTERS, starring Brooke Shields, Iwan Rheon, Carrie Preston and featuring Sterling Jerins. And STEALING CARS, starring Emory Cohen, William H. Macy and John Leguizamo.
Sean Lydiard p.g.a. launched “Rumble Riot Pictures,” a full-service film production company with Elliott Michael Smith p.g.a. Rumble Riots goal is to bring stories to life by empowering creatives to come together and create art.
The combined efforts of Smith and Lydiard first proved out in Rumble Riot’s Cult hit OFFICE UPRISING, produced by Sean Lydiard p.g.a. and is now featured on Sony Crackle domestically and worldwide on Netflix and Amazon. OFFICE UPRISING stars Brenton Thwaites (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, MALEFICENT), Jane Levy (DON’T BREATH, MONSTER TRUCKS), Ian Harding (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS) Zack Levy (SHAZAM) and many others.
Lydiard was awarded the p.g.a. mark for his work on CUT THROAT CITY and is next set to produce the award winning script “Sunflower” co-written and directed by his brother Noah Lydiard. Additional projects include the horror comedy Don’t Bite! The Anna Faris comedy, Summer Madness, and Priority Records, a biopic based on the iconic rap record label of the same name.
CUT THROAT CITY is set to be released in theaters April 10th, 2020.
For more information about Rumble Riot Pictures visit
www.rumbleriot.com. or view the film’s IMDB entry here.