Samuel Goldwyn Films is set to release Annie Silverstein's acclaimed Cannes drama BULL on digital/VOD on May 1, 2020. The film was chosen to take part in the Un Certain Regard section of last year's Cannes Film Festival, earning rave reviews. It stars Rob Morgan (JUST MERCY, MUDBOUND, Stranger Things), Yolonda Ross (WHITNEY, The Chi) and introduces Amber Havard.
BULL centers around 14-year-old Kris (Amber Havard), who, after trashing her neighbor's house in a fit of youthful defiance, seems destined to follow in her mother's footsteps to the state penitentiary. To make amends, she is forced to help Abe Turner (Rob Morgan), an ex-bull rider scraping by on the Texas rodeo circuit, with errands at home and at his work. While traveling with Abe, she discovers a passion for bull riding. Yet, as Kris sets out to learn the dangerous sport, bad influences lure her back into delinquent ways. Meanwhile, Abe struggles with the aches and pains of growing older and aging out of the only life he has ever known. Together, Kris and Abe forge an unexpected connection, helping each other see new possibilities and hope for the future before it's too late.
BULL was directed by Annie Silverstein and written by Annie Silverstein and Johnny McAllister. The film was produced by Monique Walton, Bert Marcus, Heather Rae, Ryan Zacarias, and Audrey Rosenberg; and Executive Produced by Cassandra Thornton, Johnny McAllister and Jess Jacobs. Bert Marcus Film produced and financed the film with Invisible Pictures.