A new movie based off of the D.C. sniper shootings that was released at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year has just been set for a limited release in theaters on September 13th with a digital launch on iTunes on September 17th. The movie, called “Blue Caprice” (named after the 1990 Chevrolet sedan that the original shooters used) chronicles the story of John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo during their terrifying shooting spree throughout the D.C./MD/VA area. The trailer, which you can watch below, has already started to make its rounds online and through various social media networks.
The film stars Isaiah Washington (best known for his work in Grey’s Anatomy) and Tequan Richmond (Everybody Hates Chris) as Muhammad and Malvo respectively. The picture already has a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has received critical acclaim from the New York Post and Variety. Here is the synopsis of the film taken from the movie’s website:
The striking feature film debut of writer-director Alexandre Moors, BLUE CAPRICE is a harrowing yet restrained psychological thriller about an abandoned boy lured to America into the shadows of a dangerous father figure. Inspired by true events, BLUE CAPRICE investigates the notorious and horrific Beltway sniper attacks from the point of view of the two killers, whose distorted father-son relationship facilitated their long and bloody journey across America.
Marked by captivating performances by Isaiah Washington and Tequan Richmond, lyrical camerawork, and a unique and bold structure, BLUE CAPRICE documents the mechanisms that lead its subjects to embrace physical violence. BLUE CAPRICE paints a riveting portrait of 21st-century America and a haunting depiction of two cold-blooded killers that will endure long after the lights come up.
For those who have lived in the area when the attacks took place, the fear and terror from the seemingly random and sporadic shootings have still left a very visceral scar. The attacks killed ten people and injured three others, and left an entire region in the grips of hysteria for 23 days as law enforcement officials did their best to track the shooters down. You can learn more about the movie ‘Blue Caprice‘ on their website here.