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Chris Pratt’s Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Mercy’ to Open in Theaters in August 2025 (Exclusive)

Timur Bekmambetov’s Mercy is looking to add some sizzle to the late summer box office next year.

Amazon MGM Studios will release the sci-fi action-thriller in theaters nationwide Aug. 15, 2025. Chris Pratt and Rebecca Ferguson, fresh off of Dune: Part Two, star in the movie, which is expected to get a full global rollout.

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Mercy, from a script by Marco van Belle, stars Pratt as a detective in the near future who finds himself accused of a violent crime and having to prove his innocence in a society where capital crime is on the rise.

The project came to Amazon MGM via veteran and prolific producer Charles Roven, who is busy this week celebrating winning an Oscar for Christopher Nolan’s Oppeneheimer.

Roven is producing Mercy with Atlas Entertainment senior vp Robert Amidon alongside Bekmambetov’s BEL banner and film producer Majd Nassif. The film is set to start shooting this spring. Bekmambetov is known for action films such as Wanted, which starred Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy.

After e-commerce giant Amazon acquired MGM Studios for $8.45 billion, the newly named Amazon MGM Studios banner launched a major push into theatrical, beginning with the Ben Affleck-directed Air.

Amazon was signaling it had every intention of mining the resources of MGM — whose vast library includes the U.S. rights to the James Bond franchise — to exploit the financial opportunities by giving a movie a release in theaters around the globe.

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