Message from the King (film)

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Message from the King
Message from the King poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Fabrice Du Welz
Produced by
Screenplay by
  • Stephen Cornwell
  • Oliver Butcher
Music by
  • Vincent Cahay
  • Felix Penny
Cinematography Monica Lenczewska
Edited by Beatrice Sisul
Distributed by
Release date
  • September 8, 2016 (2016-09-08) (TIFF)
  • August 4, 2017 (2017-08-04) (United States)
Running time
102 minutes
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Belgium
Language English
Budget $10 million[1]
Box office $268,837[2]

Message from the King is a 2016 American revenge-action-thriller film directed by Fabrice Du Welz and written by Stephen Cornwell and Oliver Butcher. It stars Chadwick Boseman, Luke Evans, Teresa Palmer, and Alfred Molina. The film's plot revolves around a man from South Africa who travels to Los Angeles in order to avenge his younger sister's death.

The film premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2016.[3] Netflix released the film on August 4, 2017.[4]


A man travels from South Africa to Los Angeles with just a few hundred dollars in cash to search for his sister. 24 hours in, he learns that his sister has been murdered. Now, he has six days left to avenge her death.



In November 2014, Chadwick Boseman joined the cast as Jacob King.[5] In March 2015, it was announced that Natalie Martinez joined as Trish, the former neighbor of Bianca.[6]

The film was shot in Glendale, California.[7]


Message from the King premiered on September 8, 2016 at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. Netflix released the film on August 4, 2017.


  1. ^ McCown-Levy, Alex (February 13, 2015). "Luke Evans, others join Chadwick Boseman's revenge thriller Message From The King". The A.V. Club. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
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  3. ^ "Message from the King". Toronto International Film Festival. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Message from the King | Netflix". Retrieved 2017-07-27. 
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin (November 4, 2014). "Chadwick Boseman to Star in Thriller 'Message From the King'". Variety. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  6. ^ Patten, Dominic (March 16, 2015). "Natalie Martinez Helps Track A Killer In 'Message From The King'". Deadline. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  7. ^ Davison, Rebecca (March 11, 2015). "Luke Evans cuts a brooding figure as he smokes a cigarette during a break from filming new movie Message From The King". Daily Mail. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 

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