Amazon MGM Studios Distribution will offer a new slate of premium Amazon and MGM film and television titles at MIPCOM 2023. Film offerings include AIR, Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant, Thirteen Lives,and Samaritan. Television offerings include Hotel Cocaine, Bosch: Legacy Season One, Billy the Kid Season Two, Fargo Installment5, and the Gladiators format.
New film titles include AIR, from award-winning director Ben Affleck and starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Viola Davis, and Marlon Wayans. AIR reveals the unbelievable game-changing partnership between then-rookie basketball player Michael Jordan and Nike’s fledgling basketball division, which revolutionized the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan brand. Amazon MGM Studios Distribution is also offering Thirteen Lives, which recounts the incredible true story of the global effort to rescue a Thai boys soccer team who become trapped in the Tham Luang cave network during an unexpected rainstorm. The film is directed by Ron Howard and stars Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell, Joel Edgerton, and Tom Bateman; andSamaritan, starring Sylvester Stallone as the mysterious and reclusive Mr. Smith, who 13-year-old Sam Cleary (Javon “Wanna” Walton) is suspicious of, but is actually a legend hiding in plain sight. Finally, Amazon MGM Studios Distribution will offer Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant, written and directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Dar Salim, which features Gyllenhaal as U.S. Army sergeant John Kinley, and Salim as Ahmed, an Afghan interpreter.After an ambush, Ahmed goes to Herculean lengths to save Kinley’s life.
New television series include Hotel Cocaine, starring Danny Pino (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Mayans M.C.) as Roman Compte, general manager of the Mutiny Hotel, the glamorous epicenter of the Miami cocaine scene of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. The series also stars Yul Vázquez, Michael Chiklis, and Mark Feuerstein. Also being offered are Bosch: Legacy Season One,starring Titus Welliver as Harry Bosch. A spinoff of Bosch, the first season of Bosch: Legacyfollows former LAPD detective Harry Bosch as he begins a new chapter as a private investigator; The infamous outlaw returns for more adventure in Billy the Kid Season Two, as Billy, played by Tom Blyth (The Hunger Games, Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes), and his allies square off against his oldest friend Jesse Evans (Daniel Webber) and the corrupt powers of the Santa Fe Ring; and FargoInstallment5 starring Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Juno Temple (Ted Lasso) and Jennifer Jason Leigh (Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight).
From MGM Alternative, the Gladiators formatwill be available out of MIPCOM. With greenlights for series from BBC in the UK and TEN in Australia, this reinvigorated take and a brand-new cast of incredible Gladiators will be called upon to face the fresh-faced contenders in the ultimate test of speed and strength.
“Since launching Amazon MGM Studios Distribution just a few short months ago, we have expanded our slate significantly. We are proud to launch sales of more award-winning and critically acclaimed premium content, including AIR, and Bosch: Legacy, and the upcoming Hotel Cocaine at MIPCOMthis year,” said Chris Ottinger, head, Amazon MGM Studios Distribution.
Amazon MGM Studios Distribution oversees the licensing of Amazon Studio’s titles, as well as MGM new release and library movies and series such as film franchises James Bond, Rocky and Creed, and series The Handmaid’s Tale, Vikings, and Fargo.
The Amazon MGM Studios Distribution stand at MIPCOM will be located on level 3 of the Palais booth # P3.A 1.
AIR (Amazon Studios) (Theatrical Release: April 5, 2023; Prime Video Release: May 12, 2023)
From award-winning director Ben Affleck, AIR reveals the unbelievable game-changing partnership between a then rookie Michael Jordan and Nike’s fledgling basketball division which revolutionized the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan brand. This moving story starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Viola Davis, and Marlon Wayans, follows the career-defining gamble of an unconventional team with everything on the line, the uncompromising vision of a mother who knows the worth of her son’s immense talent, and the basketball phenom who would become the greatest of all time.
Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant (MGM) (Theatrical Release: April 21, 2023; Prime Video Release: July 20, 2023)
Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant follows US Army Sergeant John Kinley (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Afghan interpreter Ahmed (Dar Salim). After an ambush, Ahmed goes to Herculean lengths to save Kinley’s life. When Kinley learns that Ahmed and his family were not given safe passage to America as promised, he must repay his debt by returning to the war zone to retrieve them before the Taliban hunts them down first.
Samaritan (MGM) (Prime Video Release: August 26, 2022)
Thirteen-year-old Sam Cleary (Javon “Wanna” Walton) suspects that his mysterious and reclusive neighbor Mr. Smith (Sylvester Stallone) is actually a legend hiding in plain sight. Twenty-five years ago, Granite City’s super-powered vigilante, Samaritan, was reported dead after a fiery warehouse battle with his rival, Nemesis. Most believe Samaritan perished in the fire, but some in the city, like Sam, have hope that he is still alive. With crime on the rise and the city on the brink of chaos, Sam makes it his mission to coax his neighbor out of hiding to save the city from ruin.
Thirteen Lives (MGM) (Theatrical Release: July 29, 2022; Prime Video Release: August 5, 2022)
Thirteen Lives Recounts The Incredible True Story Of The Tremendous Global Effort To Rescue A Thai Soccer Team Who Become Trapped In The Tham Luang Cave Network During An Unexpected Rainstorm. Faced With Insurmountable Odds, A Team Of The World’s Most Skilled And Experienced Divers — Uniquely Able To Navigate The Maze Of Flooded, Narrow Cave Tunnels — Join With Thai Forces And More Than 10,000 Volunteers To Attempt A Harrowing Rescue Of The Twelve Boys And Their Coach. With Impossibly High Stakes And The Entire World Watching, The Group Embarks On Their Most Challenging Dive Yet, Showcasing The Limitlessness Of The Human Spirit In The Process. Academy Award® Winning Director Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Frost/Nixon) Tells This Unbelievable True Story In A Visceral Style. With Riveting Cinematography By Sayombhu Mukdeeprom (Call Me By Your Name) And A Screenplay By Academy Award® Nominee William Nicholson (Gladiator), From A Story By Nicholson And Don Macpherson (The Gunman), The Film Depicts How Rescuers, Engineers, And Divers Tried Everything In The Face Of Outrageous Odds — Coming Down To A Moment When A Group Of Ordinary People Tried One Final, Extraordinary Attempt To Save Thirteen Lives.
Billy the Kid Season Two (MGM+ Part One Premiere: November 5, 2023; Part Two Premiere: 2024)
Billy the Kid S2: Part One will premiere October 15, 2023. Part Two will premiere in 2024.
The epic romantic adventure inspired by the life of America’s most infamous outlaw continues in Season Two, as Billy (Tom Blyth) and his allies square off against his oldest friend Jesse Evans (Daniel Webber) and the corrupt powers of the Santa Fe Ring. When shots are fired, the conflict erupts into the bloody Lincoln County War. Amidst the fighting, Billy will struggle to hang onto his soul—and to the love of his life.
Bosch: Legacy Season One (Amazon Freevee Premiere: May 6, 2022)
After leaving the LAPD, Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver) becomes a private investigator and finds himself working with one time enemy and top-notch attorney Money Chandler (Mimi Rogers). Their deep and colored history informs the show while they work together to do what they can agree on, finding justice. Meanwhile, Bosch’s daughter Maddie is venturing into the world of the LAPD as a new recruit dealing with the politics of being a legacy cop in a time when policing is under scrutiny now more than ever.
Fargo Installment Five (FX Premiere: November 21, 2023)
The latest installment of Fargo is set in Minnesota and North Dakota, 2019. After an unexpected series of events lands “Dorothy ‘Dot’ Lyon” (Juno Temple) in hot water with the authorities, this seemingly typical Midwestern housewife is suddenly plunged back into a life she thought she had left behind. The series also stars Jon Hamm, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Joe Keery, Lamorne Morris, Richa Moorjani, David Rsydahl, Dave Foley.
Hotel Cocaine (New series, not yet released)
Hotel Cocaine is the story of Roman Compte (Danny Pino), Cuban exile, and general manager of the Mutiny Hotel, the glamorous epicenter of the Miami cocaine scene of late ‘70s and early ‘80s. The Mutiny Hotel was Casablanca on cocaine, a glitzy nightclub, restaurant, and hotel frequented by Florida businessmen and politicians, international narcos, CIA and FBI agents, models, sports stars, and musicians. At the center of it all was Compte, who was doing his best to keep it all going and fulfill his own American dream. The series also stars Yul Vázquez, Michael Chiklis, and Mark Feuerstein.
In this reinvigorated take, a brand-new cast of incredible Gladiators will be called upon to face the fresh-faced contenders in the ultimate test of speed and strength. From “Hang Tough” to the “Gauntlet”, the classic challenges have been refreshed and matched with a new series of pulse pounding obstacles ensuring a spectacle like no other.