- The legal drama film The Burial premiered at the 48th Toronto International Film Festival
- Doug Wright and Maggie Betts are at the helm of the movie’s screenplay
- Jamie Foxx and Tommy Lee Jones star in it
The Burial, an upcoming American movie directed by Maggie Betts, is a courtroom drama that bases itself in part on the real-life events of Willie E. Gary, a lawyer, and his client Jeremiah Joseph O’Keefe’s legal battle with the Loewen funeral home, outlined and published in the 1999 New Yorker piece written by Jonathan Harr with the same title. The film has now arrived on OTT. Continue reading to learn more.
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The Burial OTT Rights and Release Date
|Movie Name||The Burial|
|OTT Platform||Amazon Prime Video|
|OTT Release Date||October 13, 2023|
|Cast||Tommy Lee Jones, Jamie Foxx, Alan Ruck, Jurnee Smollett, Bill Camp, Dorian Missick, Mamoudou Athie, Pamela Reed, Jim Klock, Amanda Warren, Billy Slaughter, and Lance E. Nichols|
The Burial Official Trailer
The Burial was screened on September 11, 2023, at the Toronto International Film Festival. Before its digital debut, the film will have a limited theatrical release by Amazon Studios on October 6.
The Burial Cast and Crew
Tommy Lee Jones, Jamie Foxx, Alan Ruck, Jurnee Smollett, Bill Camp, Dorian Missick, Mamoudou Athie, Pamela Reed, Jim Klock, Amanda Warren, Billy Slaughter, and Lance E. Nichols star in it. Trudie Styler, Celine Rattray, Jamie Foxx, Jenette Kahn, Adam Richman, Datari Turner, and Bobby Shriver are the producers of The Burial. Michael Abels composed the film’s music. The screenplay is by Doug Wright and Maggie Betts. Maryse Alberti is the cinematographer, and Lee Percy and Jay Cassidy are the editors.
The Burial Budget
The Burial is made on a budget of $32.5 million.
The Burial Storyline
The trailer description sheds light on the story of The Burial. It reads, “Inspired by true events, when a handshake deal goes sour, funeral home owner Jeremiah O’Keefe (Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones) enlists charismatic, smooth-talking attorney Willie E. Gary (Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx) to save his family business. Tempers flare, laughter ensues as the unlikely pair bond while exposing corporate corruption and racial injustice in this inspirational, triumphant story.”
The Burial Reviews and IMDb Rating
The Burial received positive reviews. Reviewing the film, the Los Angeles Times wrote, “No objections to Jamie Foxx in the entertaining courtroom drama ‘The Burial’.” According to The New York Times, “Jamie Foxx and Tommy Lee Jones deliver bravura performances in this Maggie Betts film about a funeral-home proprietor in financial trouble.” On IMDb, The Burial has aa rating of 6.8/10 while filing the article.