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On Tuesday night, the stars of Kathryn Bigelow’s upcoming drama Detroit descended upon the famed Fox Theatre in Detroit for the film’s star-studded world premiere. HipHollywood hit the red carpet and caught up with the cast, along with Bigelow about the powerful film many say could nab her another Oscar.

“The exposure would be wonderful for this story,” said Bigelow.

Detroit recounts the tragic events that went down inside the Algiers Motel during the cities civil unrest in the summer of ’67, and features a stellar ensemble cast including John Boyega, Algee Smith, Jacob Lattimore, Laz Alonzo, Will Poulter, Ben O’Toole and Anthony Mackie.

Check out pics below from the cast inside the premiere and on the red carpet.

Algee Smith shared a hug with Director/Producer Kathryn Bigelow.

Anthony Mackie who previously starred in Bigelow’s Academy Award winning film The Hurt Locker.

Laz Alonso who plays Rep. John Conyers was in attendance.

Malcolm David Kelley and Peyton ‘Alex’ Smith shared a laugh on the red carpet.

Cameras caught Nathan Davis Jr., and Jacob Latimore making their way inside.

Tyler James Williams snapped a photo while on the red carpet.

Will Poulter, who plays officer Phillip Krauss, hit the red carpet.

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What ‘Geostorm’s’ Gerard Butler & Abbie Cornish Wish They Could Control Via Sattelite



One of the many taglines for the new drama, Geostorm, is simply: “Some things weren’t meant to be controlled.”

The film follows a team comprised of world leaders that have one goal in mind; to save the world from natural disasters with the creation of Dutch Boy, a series of satellite grids that control weather and natural disasters around the world.

And while the movie is flooded with action and stellar performances, the film ironically rivals recent natural disasters and crisis around the world and welcomes a bigger conversation. “That’s the genius behind the movie,” the film’s star, Gerard told HipHollywood. “But nobody knew how acutely it was going to be happening when the movie came out.”

He added, “It’s fun, it’s epic, it’s exciting, but at it’s core, it’s like, listen, ‘we gotta be careful. We gotta be really careful.”

Co-star Jim Sturgess added. “There is this sort of back bone, a message about climate change and you kind of hope that audience members leave with that somewhere in the cautiousness.”

With the idea, however, that a large unit could control the world’s natural ills and weather patterns, imagine if the same could apply for people’s personal lives.

So when HipHollywood sat down with the cast of the film, we asked: If you could have a grid of satellites over your personal life, what would it control?

For Abbie Cornish, she “wouldn’t mind a satellite that could bring all the local organic seasonal fruits and vegetables to my house ” or “a satellite to drop down fresh flowers.” Jim Sturgess suggested he would love help with “being late for things.”

But it was Butler who suggested “Integration.”

He explained, “As opposed to having different satellites and saying ‘here’s one for my personal life, here’s one for my relationships, here’s one for my career; I’d rather just have one big satellite, combine them all together, and just shine a whole bunch of positive inspirational light on me as a whole.”

Geostorm hits theaters on Friday, October 20.

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