Serenity (2019 film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Steven Knight
Produced by
  • Greg Shapiro
  • Guy Heeley
  • Steven Knight
Written by Steven Knight
Music by Benjamin Wallfisch
Cinematography Jess Hall
Edited by Laura Jennings
Distributed by Aviron Pictures
Release date
  • January 25, 2019 (2019-01-25) (United States)
Running time
106 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $25 million[2]

Serenity is an upcoming American neo-noir thriller film written, produced and directed by Steven Knight. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou, and Jeremy Strong, and follows a fishing boat captain who is approached by his ex-wife to murder her new husband. It is scheduled to be released in the United States on January 25, 2019, by Aviron Pictures.



On January 28, 2017, it was announced that Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway would be starring in the "sexy noir" film, Serenity, which would be directed by Steven Knight from his own script, while Greg Shapiro and Guy Heeley would be producing the film through IM Global, which would also finance.[3] On April 18, Jason Clarke had joined the film to play Hathaway's character's rich husband.[4] On May 10, 2017, more cast was announced, including Uma Thurman to play McConaughey's character's love interest (although Thurman soon removed herself from the production due to scheduling conflicts), and Djimon Hounsou for an unspecified role.[5] In July 2017, confirmed cast was announced which included McConaughey, Hathaway, Clarke, Hounsou, Diane Lane (replacing Thurman), and Jeremy Strong.[6][7]

Principal photography on the film began late-July 2017 in Mauritius.[6][7]


In February 2018, Aviron Pictures acquired distribution rights to the film.[8] The film was originally scheduled to be released on September 28, 2018,[9] but was later pushed back to October 19, 2018, and then again to January 25, 2019.[10]


  1. ^ "Serenity (2019) - Financial Information". The Numbers. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  2. ^ Deehan, Tom (October 30, 2017). "Matthew McConaughey's Serenity received a 39% rebate from filming in Mauritius". The Location Guide. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  3. ^ Lodderhose, Diana; Tartaglione, Nancy (January 28, 2017). "Matthew McConaughey & Anne Hathaway To Seek Serenity In Steven Knight-Helmed Thriller – EFM". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  4. ^ Kroll, Justin (April 18, 2017). "Jason Clarke in Talks to Join Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway in Serenity". Variety. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (May 10, 2017). "Uma Thurman & More Finding Serenity With Steven Knight, IM Global – Cannes". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Interstellar Stars McConaughey & Hathaway in Serenity Photo". July 27, 2017. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  7. ^ a b Murphy, Helen (July 27, 2017). "Wind River: Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner Praise Taylor Sheridan in Directorial Debut". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  8. ^ Lang, Brent (February 2, 2018). "Aviron Buys Serenity With Matthew McConaughey, A Private War With Rosamund Pike". Variety. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  9. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (February 12, 2018). "Matthew McConaughey & Anne Hathaway Title Serenity Takes Fall Release Date". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  10. ^ McNary, Dave (May 8, 2018). "Rosamund Pike's A Private War Gets Awards-Season November Release". Variety. Retrieved May 8, 2018.

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