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The Day Shall Come review – Chris Morris’s overcooked FBI farce

The king of absurdist satire follows up Four Lions with a tragicomic tale of the Feds setting up a deluded preacher as kingpin of a fake terror plan

Billed as being “based on a hundred true stories”, this dark tragicomedy from co-writer/director Chris Morris paints a cracked portrait of counter-terrorism operations in the United States in which imagined enemies are eminently more imprisonable than their real-life counterparts. While The Day Shall Come may lack the breathtaking bite of Morris’s feature debut Four Lions or the experimental weirdness of his head-spinning TV show Jam, it does boast a fine cast, an alarming premise and a palpable sense of anger behind its increasingly absurdist comedy.

Marchánt Davis is Moses, “sultan” of the “Star of Six community farm and mission” in Miami, which preaches salvation through a heady cocktail of education, mysticism and martial arts, inspired by the figure of Haitian rebel Toussaint Louverture.
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Movie Review – The Day Shall Come (2019)

The Day Shall Come, 2019. Directed by Chris Morris. Starring Marchánt Davis, Anna Kendrick, Pej Vahdat, Danielle Brooks, Calah Lane, Rodney Richardson, Andrel McPherson, Jim Gaffigan, Denis O’Hare, Miles Robbins, Kayvan Novak, Adam David Thompson, Mousa Kraish, James Adomian, and Malcolm M. Mays. Synopsis: An impoverished preacher who brings hope to the Miami projects is […]

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Movie Review – The Day Shall Come (2019)

The Day Shall Come, 2019. Directed by Chris Morris. Starring Marchánt Davis, Anna Kendrick, Denis O’Hare, Danielle Brooks, Malcolm Mays, Jim Gaffigan and Kayvan Novak. Synopsis: A desperate preacher becomes embroiled in an FBI sting when he accepts money to take part in a deal involving uranium and a terrorist plot. Chris Morris is never […]

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Film Review: ‘The Day Shall Come’

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Film Review: ‘The Day Shall Come’
“This plays like a penny whistle jammed up an orangutan’s butt.” Lines like that come easy to English writer-director Chris Morris, whose satirical sensibility has made him one of “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci’s inner-circle collaborators and a bit of a controversy magnet in his own right. Remember “Four Lions,” the unapologetically offensive 2010 comedy about an inept British terror cell that opened with the bloopers from an al-Qaida-like video recording and ended with a pair of clumsy mujahedeen killing Osama bin Laden by accident? That was Morris’ idea of a reasonable way to confront the hysteria over jihad: Fight extremism with extreme comedy.

In Morris’ latest powder-keg feature, “The Day Shall Come,” the only thing more outrageous than the jokes are the facts that inspired it. The film ends the way so many American action movies do: with a terrorist attack averted and a couple of special agents shaking
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2019 Broadway fall season preview of plays: Which will be remembered by the Tony Awards?

A new Broadway season is gearing up, and there are currently nine productions of plays set to open this fall. Could we be seeing any of them contend at this year’s Tony Awards? Below, we recap the plot of each play as well as the awards history of its author, cast, creative types, the opening, and (where applicable) closing dates.

Betrayal” (opens September 5; closes December 8)

In the third Broadway revival of Harold Pinter’s 1978 award-winning play, the story charts a compelling seven-year romance, thrillingly captured in reverse chronological order.

The original Broadway production received Tony nominations for star Blythe Danner and director Peter Hall. This production is coming in after a successful run in London’s West End earlier this year. The cast includes Emmy nominee Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton, SAG winner Charlie Cox, and is directed by Laurence Olivier Award winner Jamie Lloyd.

“The Height of the Storm
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‘The Day Shall Come’ Film Review: ‘Four Lions’ Director Returns With Another Blistering Political Satire

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‘The Day Shall Come’ Film Review: ‘Four Lions’ Director Returns With Another Blistering Political Satire
In Christopher Morris’ new satire, “The Day Shall Come,” the stories of many people in the United States are condensed into one bitterly funny but dark comedy about the shortcomings of our justice system.

On one side is a charismatic man with delusions of grandeur, Moses (newcomer Marchánt Davis). He oversees a peaceful sect based on a fairly convoluted belief system that references Black Islamist, Jewish and Christian traditions. Moses works with his wife, Venus on the farm, takes in former drug dealers off the streets, and preaches the gospel of nonviolence and communal living. However, his unorthodox prayers call out to the liberator of Haiti, François-Dominique Toussaint Louverture, and to Black Santa. It’s erratic enough behavior to get on the FBI’s radar, who deem Moses and his Star of Six group a possible threat.

What follows is a “Veep”-like look at the behind-the-scenes fumblings of the FBI.
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The Day Shall Come Review: Kudos especially to Marchánt Davis

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The Day Shall Come IFC Films Reviewed for Shockya.com & BigAppleReviews.net linked from Rotten Tomatoes by: Harvey Karten Director: Chris Morris Screenwriter: Chris Morris, Jesse Armstrong Cast: Marchánt Davis, Danielle Brooks, Anna Kendrick, Denis O’Hare, Andrel McPherson Screened at: Critics’ link, NYC, 9/20/19 Opens: September 27, 2019 Is it possible that during the student demonstrations […]

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“The Day Shall Come” Is A Take No Prisoners Satire

Filmmaker Chris Morris has kept audiences waiting for quite some time since his ambitious movie Four Lions hit theaters. That was almost a decade ago, with only four episodes of Veep under his belt since then, and nothing in the past five years or so. All this is to say that Morris’ satirical voice has been missing from cinemas. That changes this week when his sophomore flick The Day Shall Come opens. Having debuted earlier this year the South by Southwest Film Festival, it now ventures out, hoping to catch on. While some will no doubt be put off by some of the content, Morris is telling a deeply American story that’s as enraging as it is humorous. The movie is a comedy about the tragic way things work in America. Based on hundreds of true stories (as the film states), The Day Shall Come introduces us to a
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Second Quirky Trailer for The Day Shall Come 'Based on a Hundred True Stories'

We’ve got a second trailer for you to check out for the film The Day Shall Come, the wacky dramedy starring newcomer Marchánt Davis, Anna Kendrick, Danielle Brooks, Denis O'Hare, Kayvan Novak, Jim Gaffigan, Pej Vahdat, Mousa Kraish, Miles Robbins, James Adomian, and Malcolm M. Mays that is hard to describe or categorize. Here’s a rundown for you though that will try to sum it up:

An impoverished preacher (Marchánt Davis) who brings hope to the Miami projects is offered cash to save his family from eviction. He has no idea his sponsor works for the FBI who plan to turn him into a criminal by fueling his madcap revolutionary dreams.

This looks like a wild ride of an original story that will be full of twists and turns. Check out the trailer below and let us if you’re excited about this movie. The Day Shall Come
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Melbourne International Film Festival 2019 Review – The Day Shall Come

The Day Shall Come, 2019.

Directed by Chris Morris.

Starring Marchánt Davis, Anna Kendrick, Denis O’Hare, Kayvan Novak, Danielle Brooks, Adam David Thompson, and Jim Gaffigan.

Synopsis:

The FBI are on the lookout for the next terrorist threat for them to stop. Agent Kendra Glack (Anna Kendrick) proposes they target Moses (Marchánt Davis), the eccentric leader of a tiny commune who just wants to stop his family from being evicted from the farm they live on. The plan to turn this impoverished outsider into a terrorist doesn’t exactly go to plan.

It’s difficult when entering the cinema to see the new Chris Morris film, a satire about terrorism, to not immediately make links to his brilliant 2010 debut feature Four Lions. With that film, Morris took the extremely controversial subject of Islamic terrorism and somehow made it into a comedy hit. The similarities to his new film, in which
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Chris Morris’ The Day Shall Come gets a new trailer

Ahead of its Us theatrical release next month, a new trailer has arrived online for the upcoming comedy The Day Shall Come. Directed by Chris Morris (Four Lions), the film stars Marchánt Davis, Anna Kendrick, Kayvan Novak, Danielle Brooks, Denis O’Hare and Jim Gaffigan; watch it here…

Before you can win the war on terror you need a terrorist—even if you have to invent one yourself. Moses Al Shabaz (Marchánt Davis) is a small-time Miami street preacher whose far-fetched revolutionary ideas find unexpected legitimacy when a Middle Eastern terrorist organization offers to help fund his dream of overthrowing the Us government. The problem? His backer is the Us government and it’s all part of an elaborate scheme to entrap Moses and make his arrest the latest national security “win.” But when Moses doesn’t take the bait, FBI agent Kendra Glack (Anna Kendrick) must resort to
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Second Trailer for Dark Comedy 'The Day Shall Come' by Chris Morris

"His 'get out of jail' card is going to jail." IFC Films has debuted an official Us trailer for the dark comedy The Day Shall Come, the new film from acclaimed British filmmaker Chris Morris, who last made Four Lions in 2010. The UK trailer debuted a few weeks ago, but this one just a bit better. This initially premiered at the SXSW Film Festival. Based on 100 true stories, the "explosive" film is an emotionally gripping, laugh out loud thriller that exposes the dark farce at the heart of the homeland security project: It is harder to catch a real terrorist than it is to manufacture your own. A preacher in Miami is tricked into becoming the liaison between the FBI and a real terrorist. Marchánt Davis stars as Moses, joined by Anna Kendrick, Danielle Brooks, Denis O'Hare, Kayvan Novak, Jim Gaffigan, Pej Vahdat, Mousa Kraish, Miles Robbins, James Adomian, & Malcolm M. Mays.
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Broadway-Bound ‘The Great Society’ Completes Casting With Richard Nixon, Lady Bird Johnson & Coretta Scott King Roles Filled; Opening Night Set

Broadway-Bound ‘The Great Society’ Completes Casting With Richard Nixon, Lady Bird Johnson & Coretta Scott King Roles Filled; Opening Night Set
Robert Schenkkan’s Broadway-bound The Great Society, his second Lbj play following the celebrated All The Way, has completed casting and set an opening night for Tuesday, October 1 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

Joining the previously announced Brian Cox (as Lyndon B. Johnson) will be Marchánt Davis as Stokely Carmichael, Brian Dykstra as Adam Walinsky, Barbara Garrick as Lady Bird Johnson, David Garrison as Richard Nixon, Ty Jones as Reverend Ralph Abernathy, Christopher Livingston as James Bevel, Angela Pierce as Pat Nixon, Matthew Rauch as Robert McNamara, Nikkole Salter as Coretta Scott King and Tramell Tillman as Bob Moses.

Previews begin on the previously announced Friday, September 6 for a strictly limited 12-week engagement.

The newcomers join the previously announced Cox, Grantham Coleman as Martin Luther King Jr., Marc Kudisch as Richard J. Daley, Bryce Pinkham as Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Frank Wood as Senator Everett Dirksen, Gordon Clapp as J. Edgar Hoover,
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Trailer for Anna Kendrick's The Day Shall Come Is a Wild Ride That I'm Not Sure How to React To Yet

We’ve got a trailer for a super crazy movie called The Day Shall Come, starring newcomer Marchánt Davis, Anna Kendrick, Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black), and Denis O’Hare, as well as comedian Jim Gaffigan. The film is directed by Christopher Morris, who has directed on the series Veep.

The film looks totally different, and like a really intriguing story. Here’s a rundown for the story it tells:

An impoverished preacher who brings hope to the Miami projects is offered cash to save his family from eviction. He has no idea his sponsor works for the FBI who plan to turn him into a criminal by fueling his madcap revolutionary dreams.

I’m extremely interested in this movie, and can’t wait to check it out. Watch the trailer below, and let us know what you think. The Day Shall Come hits theaters on September 27th.
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Trailer & Poster For ‘The Day Shall Come’ From Chris Morris

The very first trailer and poster for The Day Shall Come, the new film from Chris Morris, has been released. Marchánt Davis, Anna Kendrick, Danielle Brooks, and Denis O’Hare are amongst the cast of the new film which lands in October.

Official synopsis: Based on 100 true stories, the explosive new film from Chris Morris is an emotionally gripping, laugh out loud thriller that exposes the dark farce at the heart of the homeland security project: It is harder to catch a real terrorist than it is to manufacture your own.

The Day Shall Come will open on 11th October. Here’s the new trailer.
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‘The Day Shall Come’ Trailer: Chris Morris Satirizes Terrorism & The FBI With Anna Kendrick & Marchánt Davis

It’s been nearly ten years since his last movie, the Islamic terrorism satire “Four Lions,” and now, filmmaker Chris Morris is finally back with his long-belated follow up. Titled “The Day Shall Come,” the movie, which made its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this year, is pitched very much in the same political/satirical vein as his previous film. However, this time, the film, while still laceratingly funny, has a darker tone ultimately, and looks to examine the way law enforcement in the U.S.

Continue reading ‘The Day Shall Come’ Trailer: Chris Morris Satirizes Terrorism & The FBI With Anna Kendrick & Marchánt Davis at The Playlist.
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Marchánt Davis in First Trailer for Chris Morris' 'The Day Shall Come'

"If necessary, we'll call on the dinosaurs." Entertainment One in the UK has unveiled the first official trailer for The Day Shall Come the new film from acclaimed British filmmaker Chris Morris, who last made Four Lions in 2010. This premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and opens in theaters this fall, thankfully fairly soon because this looks genius. Based on 100 true stories, the "explosive" new film from Chris Morris is an emotionally gripping, laugh out loud thriller that exposes the dark farce at the heart of the homeland security project: It is harder to catch a real terrorist than it is to manufacture your own. A preacher in Miami is tricked by the FBI into becoming the liaison between them and a real terrorist group. Marchánt Davis stars as Moses; he's joined by Anna Kendrick, Danielle Brooks, Denis O'Hare, Kayvan Novak, Jim Gaffigan, Miles Robbins, Pej Vahdat, Adam David Thompson,
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First Trailer for ‘The Day Shall Come,’ from ‘Four Lions’ Director Chris Morris

At the start of this decade, Chris Morris released his controversial terrorist dark comedy Four Lions, resulting in a high mark for satire that would follow in the 2010s, while also providing a breakthrough performance from Riz Ahmed. Now, nearly ten years later, he’s back with The Day Shall Come, which premiered at SXSW and will arrive in theaters this fall. Another dark comedy, it follows an FBI operation to turn an innocent black man into a criminal.

John Fink said in our review, “Allegedly based upon a hundred true stories, The Day Shall Come, directed by Chris Morris (Four Lions), is another comedy satirizing the theatrics involved in the theater of war–this war, of course, is the War on Terror. This is difficult material to farm laughs from and the film is only marginally successful at showing the absurdity of a sting where competing organizations waste resources
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Chris Morris’ The Day Shall Come gets a first trailer and poster

Entertainment One has debuted the first poster and trailer for director Chris Morris’ (Four Lions) new film The Day Shall Come which stars Marchánt Davis, Anna Kendrick, Kayvan Novak, Danielle Brooks, Denis O’Hare and Jim Gaffigan; take a look here…

Based on 100 true stories, the explosive new film from Chris Morris is an emotionally gripping, laugh out loud thriller that exposes the dark farce at the heart of the homeland security project: It is harder to catch a real terrorist than it is to manufacture your own.

The Day Shall Come is Set for release on October 11th.

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IFC Films Nabs SXSW Satire ‘The Day Shall Come’ With Anna Kendrick, Danielle Brooks

IFC Films Nabs SXSW Satire ‘The Day Shall Come’ With Anna Kendrick, Danielle Brooks
The day has come for “Four Lions” director Christopher Morris, as IFC Films has acquired the U.S. rights to his latest film “The Day Shall Come,” the indie distributor announced Tuesday.

Morris’s first film since “Four Lions” nine years ago stars Danielle Brooks, Anna Kendrick, Denis O’Hare, Jim Gaffigan and newcomer Marchánt Davis, and IFC will release “The Day Shall Come” theatrically and on demand on Sept. 27.

The Day Shall Come” premiered at this year’s SXSW and is a satire “based on a hundred true stories.” TheWrap’s critic Monica Castillo said in her review out of SXSW that in the film, “the stories of many people in the United States are condensed into one bitterly funny but dark comedy about the shortcomings of our justice system.”

Also Read: 'The Day Shall Come' Film Review: 'Four Lions' Director Returns With Another Blistering
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