Acrimony: A suspense thriller about deception and revenge

MARCH 8, 2018

A faithful wife would do just about anything for love… even support her devious husband for years against her better judgement. But then she expects and deserves the same kind of loyalty, because deception on his part may just push her over the edge… just like it did to Melinda (Taraji P. Henson) in this psychological suspense thriller.

ACRIMONY is American actor, comedian, scriptwriter and director, Tyler Perry’s latest offering and contains all the ingredients needed for an unforgettable blockbuster. The film will open at South African cinemas on March 29.

Over the years Perry has scripted various successful stage productions, which were later adapted for the big screen. He is best-known for the character, Madea, of the Madea comedy franchise and has written, produced and directed popular films like Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Daddy’s Little Girls. Television series such as House of Payne and The Haves and the Have Nots can also be listed as some of his greatest achievements.

Melinda, a loyal and faithful wife, is tired of standing by her scheming husband, Robert (Lyriq Bent). She becomes enraged when she finds out that he is leading a double life and cheating on her with another woman (Crystle Stewart) and decides to take revenge… because hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. The story unfolds in flashbacks during her sessions with a psychiatrist and ends up with her having to prove her ‘innocence’ in court.

The movie not only boasts a beautiful set design, but also a star-studded cast. Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson, known for her portrayal of Cookie Lyon in the award-winning hip-hop television series Empire, delivers a chilling lead performance as the scorned wife, whilst Lyriq Bent is a very convincing cheating husband. Crystle Stewart (Good Deeds, For Better or Worse), Jazmyn Simon (Baggage Claim), Danielle Nicolet (Central Intelligence), Ajiona Alexus (Empire), Jay Hunter (If Loving You is Wrong) and Jason Vail (Tammy) also star in the film.

This nail-biting thriller will take movie goers on a dark journey of revenge and betrayal. It will resonate with anyone who has ever been hurt, cheated on or betrayed, but will especially appeal to fans of Tyler Perry’s earlier work.

ACRIMONY was produced by Lionsgate, in association with Tyler Perry Studios, and will be released locally by Ster-Kinekor Entertainment on 29 March 2018.

Cinema Listings:

Ster Kinekor Bay West (Port Elizabeth)

Ster Kinekor Boardwalk (Richards Bay)

Ster Kinekor Brooklyn Commercial (Pretoria)

Ster Kinekor Cape Gate (Cape Town)

Ster Kinekor Centurion (Pretoria)

Ster Kinekor East Rand Mall (Johannesburg)

Ster Kinekor Eastgate (Johannesburg)

Ster Kinekor Festival Mall (Johannesburg)

Ster Kinekor Forest Hill (Pretoria)

Ster Kinekor Gateway Commercial (Durban)

Ster Kinekor Mall at Carnival (Johannesburg)

Ster Kinekor Mall of Africa (Midrand)

Ster Kinekor Manda Hill (Lusaka)

Ster Kinekor Maponya Mall (Johannesburg)

Ster Kinekor Mooi River (Potchefstroom)

Ster Kinekor Musgrave (Durban)

Ster Kinekor N1 City (Cape Town)

Ster Kinekor Newtown Junction (Johannesburg)

Ster Kinekor Parow (Cape Town)

Ster Kinekor Promenade (Cape Town)

Ster Kinekor Rosebank The Zone (Johannesburg)

Ster Kinekor Rustenburg (Rustenburg)

Ster Kinekor Sam Levy (Harare)

Ster Kinekor Sandton (Johannesburg)

Ster Kinekor Southgate (Johannesburg)

Ster Kinekor Sterland (Pretoria)

Ster Kinekor The Grove (Windhoek)

Ster Kinekor Wonderpark (Pretoria)

Epic Mall@Reds (Pretoria)

Epic Sun City (Pilansberg)

Killarney Cine Centre (Johannesburg)

Midlands Cine Centre (Pietermaritzburg)

Movies@Emnotweni (Nelspruit)

Movies@Monte (Johannesburg)

NC Masa (Gaborone)

NC Riveralk (Gaborone)

Sky Cinema (Mafikeng)

Suncoast Cine Centre (Durban)

The Gables (Ezilwini)

Victorian Savannah Mall (Polokwane)

Nu Metro Ballito (Durban)

Nu Metro Boardwalk (Port Elizabeth)

Nu Metro Canal Walk (Cape Town)

Nu Metro Clearwater (Johannesburg)

Nu Metro Galleria (Durban)

Nu Metro Loch Logan (Bloemfontein)

Nu Metro Menlyn Park (Pretoria)

Nu Metro Pavilion (Durban)

Nu Metro The Glen (Johannesburg)

Contact Franchisee Liandé Barnard
Eastern Cape contact number 086 163 6845
Eastern Cape email address exec4@ricochetpublishing.co.za