SHAZAM! – Exclusively in theaters April 5
David F. Sandberg( “Annabelle: Creation”) targets New Line Cinema’s “Shazam !, ” the root story that stars Zachary Levi( TV’s “Chuck”) as the titular DC Super Hero, together with Asher Angel( TV’s “Andi Mack”) as Billy Batson, and Mark Strong( the “Kingsman” movies) in the role played by Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana. Peter Safran( “Aquaman, ” “The Conjuring” and “Annabelle” movies) serves as the film’s producer.
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of spell to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s( Angel) suit, by wailing out one word–SHAZAM !– this streetwise 14 -year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam( Levi ), politenes of an ancient witch. Still a kid at heart–inside a rend, superhuman body–Shazam revels in this adult copy of himself by doing what any teenage would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he wing? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he film lightning out of his hands? Can he bounce his social studies research? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the pleasurable recklessness of small children. But he’ll is therefore necessary to original these superpowers instantly in order to fight the deadly patrols of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana( Strong ).
“Shazam!” also performs Jack Dylan Grazer( “IT”) as Billy’s best friend and ultimate superhero addict, Freddy, part of the foster home that includes Mary, giving full play to Grace Fulton( “Annabelle: Creation” ); Darla, played by Faithe Herman( TV’s “This is Us” ); Eugene, giving full play to Ian Chen( TV’s “Fresh Off the Boat” ); and Pedro, giving full play to Jovan Armand( TV’s “Hawaii Five-O” ). Cooper Andrews( TV’s “The Walking Dead”) and Marta Milans( TV’s “Killer Women”) play foster parent Victor and Rosa Vasquez, with Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou( “Blood Diamond”) as the Wizard.
Firmly established in the DC universe but with his own plainly fun, family-centric style, the screenplay is by Henry Gayden, tale by Gayden and Darren Lemke. Shazam was created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck. Christopher Godsick, Jeffrey Chernov, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia serve as executive producers.
Sandberg’s creative squad includes his “Annabelle: Creation” director of photography Maxime Alexandre, yield designer Jennifer Spence, writer Michel Aller and costume designer Leah Butler.
A New Line Cinema yield, “Shazam! ” is set for secrete on April 5, 2019. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Draws, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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