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Poster Debut for Idris Elba/Taraji P. Henson Thriller 'No Good Deed' - "First He Gets into Your House..."

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act July 28, 2014 at 10:54AM

Idris Elba Unleashes His Southern Psychopathic Self on Taraji P. Henson in 'No Good Deed'
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No Good Deed

I started to get worried when, last fall, for a 3rd time, Sony/Screen Gems pushed back the release date for the Will Packer-produced thriller "No Good Deed'" which stars Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson.

Initially set for an October 18, 2013 theatrical debut, the film's release date was moved to January 17, 2014. That was then followed by another push-back, when its premiere date was moved from January 17, 2014 to April 25, 2014.

And then the studio, once again, moved the film's release date, pushing it back by another 5 months, to September 12, 2014, which is where it currently stands. I don't expect that the date will be moved again, with September 12 under 2 months away.

Reasons for all the date shifting? That information is above my pay-grade, unfortunately!

All I can do is speculate...

Even though this many moves in dates typically suggests danger to me, I will posit that, the most recent shift could be due to the other films that were scheduled to open on the previously-set April 2014 date - films whose release dates weren't set at the time that the push-back from January to April, 2014 was made public. Studios have to ensure that their films are given the best placement, to put them in positions to do well.

But Will Packer certainly knows his audience, and how to reach them, as he's proven with past films - most recently "Think Like A Man" and "Ride Along," which were both immensely successful for the studios releasing them, so maybe there's nothing to be concerned with here.

"No Good Deed," which stars Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson, centers on a former District Attorney, and mother of 2 young children (Henson), kidnapped and terrorized by a handsome but mysterious stranger (Elba), who she lets into her home to wait for help, after his car runs off the road nearby. The below trailer gives us more background on Elba's character, which sets up the events that follow.

Mexican starlet, and the reigning queen of telenovelas, Kate del Castillo and Henry Simmons, round out the film's starring cast.

Sam Miller ("Luther") directed "No Good Deed" from a script by Aimee Lagos ("96 Minutes").

The film's first release poster has surfaced and is embedded at the top of this post as you can see.

Check out the intense trailer below, which was released last month (if you missed it). 

This article is related to: Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson, Will Packer


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