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Jenna Coleman's new movie Jackdaw confirms UK release date

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Jenna Coleman's new movie confirms UK release dateVertigo Releasing

Jenna Coleman's new movie Jackdaw has confirmed a UK release date for early next year.

The action thriller first premiered a few months ago and has attracted huge acclaim, initially earning a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

It has now been revealed that Jackdaw will be released in UK cinemas on January 26, 2024.

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The movie is described as "an unrelenting action thriller", taking place over the course of one evening in North East England.

It follows Jack Dawson (The Haunting of Hill House's Oliver Jackson-Cohen), a former motocross champion and army vet who returns home, though when he takes a job from an old school friend-turned-criminal, he is double-crossed and his brother is kidnapped.

He is then forced to survive as he searches for answers, encountering friends and adversaries through the Northern rust belt.

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Director and writer Jamie Childs said of the film: “We see so many American films set in atmospheric towns that don't tie themselves to local, kitchen-sink stories. I thought, why don't we do this in Britain?

"We set out to push the envelope of what was possible stylistically and tonally in our region. Its clash of pastoral and industrial worlds is the perfect setting for an exciting, pulpy chase thriller.

"I wanted to prove to an up-and-coming wave of potential filmmakers that we can take advantage of what’s right on our doorstep and still appeal to an international audience."

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Jackdaw also stars This is England's Thomas Turgoose, Game of Thrones' Rory McCann, The Third Day's Joe Blakemore, The Sandman's Vivienne Acheampong and Ralph & Katie's Leon Harrop.

Critics have lauded the movie's cinematography in recent reviews, while also praising its "surprisingly tender" moments.

Jackdaw will be released in UK cinemas on January 26, 2024.

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