Lionsgate Play brings crime, drama, and thriller this April with exclusive title launches

Welcome to your lookahead at the blockbuster movies, binge-worthy TV shows, and some classics with Lionsgate Play this April. The platform has a host of titles for all your weekends and even work breaks or night jams, from action, drama, romance, thriller, and comedy. Get ready to witness a modern-day take on the 1970s political Watergate scandal with Gaslit, starring Julia Roberts and Sean Penn. Watch Ansel Elgort take on the character of Jake Adelstein in the crime-drama series – Tokyo Vice, exclusively on Lionsgate PlayIf thrillers give you a rush, you are set to get hooked on season 5 of Gomorrah and Horsemen, starring Dennis Quaid. We also have Bradley Cooper’s Brunt for all the food lovers, even though the plot is much more intricate than it seems.

For the complete list, keep scrolling — you’ll undoubtedly strike gold along the way only on Lionsgate Play:

Exclusive to Lionsgate Play:

Gomorrah: We have good news to share for those hooked on to Gomorrah - the fifth and final season of the acclaimed Italian crime drama series is out! Based on Robert Saviano’s best-selling novel of the same name, directed by Marco D’Amore and Italian film director Claudio Cupellini, the show explores organized crimes in Italy in the most pulse-pounding, edge-of-the-seat way. For all those new to this, this is your chance to catch up and not miss this engaging thriller series. Gomorrah stars Marco D'Amore, Salvatore Esposito, Arturo Muselli, Ivana Lotito, and Andrea Di Maria.

Release Date: Friday, 1st April

12 Years A Slave: This drama film is a harrowing depiction of slavery. Based on the autobiographical narrative (1853) of Solomon Northup, the film chronicles the gruelling experiences of slavery and the dehumanizing effects of human bondage on everyone involved. Directed by Steve McQueen, the academy award film stars Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northup along with Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Giamatti, Scoot McNairy, Lupita Nyong'o, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Alfre Woodard in supporting roles. Consider this a must-watch for its heart-touching narrative of the real-life story.

Release Date: 1st April 

Greenland: As Earth Day approaches, Greenland, starring Gerard Butler and Morena Baccarin is a gripping reflection on the rising concern for climate change. Directed by Rick Roman Waugh, the film is a perilous journey that John Garrity (played by Gerald), his estranged wife (played by Morena), and their young son embark on to find sanctuary as a planet-killing comet hurtles toward Earth. This gripping title also stars Roger Dale Floyd, Scott Glenn, David Denman, and Hope Davis.

Release Date: Friday, 15th April

Gaslit: The series is a political thriller based on the Watergate Scandal in the United States involving the administration of US President Richard Nixon from 1972 to 1974. Starring Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Dan Stevens, Betty Gilpin, Shea Whigham, Darby Camp, and Aleksandar Filimonović, the show is directed by Joel Edgerton along with his brother Nash Edgerton.

Release Date: Friday, 25th April; weekly episodes drop, every Monday

Tokyo Vice: If crime and investigation are what glues you in, then Tokyo Vice is a must-watch. Set in the late 1990s, American journalist Jake Adelstein relocates to Tokyo to join the staff of a major Japanese newspaper as their first foreign-born reporter. Taken under the wing of a veteran detective in the vice squad, he starts to explore the dark and dangerous world of the Japanese yakuza. Starring Ansel Elgort, Ken Watanabe, Rachel Keller, Ella Rumpf and Rinko Kikuchi, Tokyo Vice will keep you on the edge-of-the-seat

Release Date: 29th April

Other titles to watch out for:

Crossing Over: This crime drama, directed by Wayne Kramer, follows illegal immigrants of different nationalities struggling to achieve legal status in Los Angeles: dealing with the border, document fraud and extortion, the asylum and green card process, work-site enforcement, naturalization, the office of counter-terrorism, and the clash of cultures. Starring Harrison FordAshley Judd, and Ray Liotta, the movie is set to take you through unimaginable insights into the lives of immigrants.

Release Date: 8th April 

Horsemen: If you are a fan of a psychological thriller, this film, directed by Jonas Åkerlund will send chills down your spine. The story follows Aidan Breslin (Dennis Quaid), a bitter and emotionally distracted detective who has grown apart from his two sons after the death of his devoted wife. While investigating a series of murders, he discovers a terrifying link between himself and the suspects that seem to be based on the Biblical prophecies concerning the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: war, famine, conquest, and death. 

Release Date: 15th April 

Burnt: Starring Bradley Cooper as Adam Jones, the film is about a brilliant-but-troubled chef looking for a shot at redemption. While it can be highly inspirational, it might leave you hungry for a meal with all its perfectly shot food scenes. Directed by John Wells, the film also stars an ensemble cast, including Sienna Miller, Omar Sy, Daniel Brühl, Matthew Rhys, Riccardo Scamarcio, Alicia Vikander, Uma Thurman, and Emma Thompson.

Release Date: 22nd April 

Besides, the platform is also coming up with ten regional titles to blur boundaries and make the streaming platform inclusive for all cinema lovers.


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