Lionsgate & Grindstone Unveil Release Date, First-Look Photos For Dylan Sprouse Dramedy ‘The Duel’

EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate and Grindstone Entertainment announced on Monday that they’ll release their R-rated dramedy The Duel, starring Dylan Sprouse (Beautiful Disaster) and Callan McAuliffe (The Walking Dead), in theaters for one night only, in partnership with Iconic Events, on July 31.

They also unveiled a pair of first look stills from the film, written and directed by Justin Matthews & Luke Spencer Roberts (Upgraded), which you can view above and below.

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Marking Sprouse’s first project as an executive producer, The Duel follows Woody (McAuliffe), who upon discovering that his best friend, Colin (Sprouse), has been having an affair with his girlfriend, decides that no modern form of revenge could possibly satisfy him. Instead, Woody challenges his closest companion to a classic contest of honor — a gentleman’s duel to the death. When two of their friends join the act, the once inseparable group of men inch closer to the day of destiny and test the bonds of their relationship until the moment of no return.

Stated Sprouse on his debut EP title, “I couldn’t be more proud of the film we created. In the past I’ve been reluctant to attach myself unless I wholeheartedly believed in the project, and The Duel was exactly that for me. I believe this marks the beginning of a long-lasting collaboration with the immensely talented Justin Matthews, Luke Roberts, and Zach Spicer and look forward to bringing more projects to the wonderful state of Indiana.”

Produced by Spicer, Gordon Strain, Joe Matthews and Justin Matthews, The Duel also stars Denny Love (Looking for Alaska), Hart Denton (Riverdale), María Gabriela De Faría (upcoming Superman), Rachel Matthews (Upgraded), Christian McGaffney (Simon), Ronald Guttman (Broadway’s Patriots) and Patrick Warburton (A Series of Unfortunate Events).

Hitting theaters just on the heels of Deadpool & Wolverine, the film will be followed in theaters by the anticipated genre titles Trap and Cuckoo from Warner Bros and Neon, respectively, among other major releases. Tickets can be purchased at the link.

‘The Duel’
‘The Duel’

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