57 Seconds is a 2023 American science fiction thriller film directed by Rusty Cundieff, written by Cundieff and Macon Blair, and starring Josh Hutcherson and Morgan Freeman. It is based on the story "Lucifer" by E.C. Tubb.[2][3][4]

57 Seconds
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRusty Cundieff
Screenplay by
Based on"Lucifer"
by E.C. Tubb
Produced by
CinematographyAndrew Strahorn
Edited byJohn Quinn
Music byNathan Furst
Distributed byThe Avenue
Release date
  • September 29, 2023 (2023-09-29)
Running time
99 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$7.7 million[1]

Premise edit

Blogger Franklin thwarts an attack against Anton Burrell, a visionary tech guru he has been given a chance to interview. He finds a ring that Burrell dropped and discovers that it gives its wearer the ability to travel 57 seconds into the past. Franklin decides to use it to take revenge against the pharmaceutical company that was responsible for his twin sister's death.[5]

Cast edit

Production edit

Filming began on April 11, 2022, in Lafayette, Louisiana.[8][9][10][11][12][13][14]

The Acadiana Advocate reported that Freeman was seen in Lafayette in March 2022, scouting locations for the film. He was also reported to have been "writing parts of the script."[15]

Release edit

The film was released in theaters and on digital by The Avenue on September 29, 2023.[16]

Reception edit

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 14% of 7 critics' reviews are positive, with an average rating of 4.5/10.[17]

References edit

  1. ^ "Fastlane NextGen: Initial Certification Search" (Type "57 Seconds" in the search box). Louisiana Economic Development. March 22, 2022. Archived from the original on June 15, 2020. Retrieved February 17, 2023.
  2. ^ Taylor Potter, William (March 23, 2022). "Morgan Freeman movie being shot in Lafayette, could bring $8.5 million to the city". The Daily Advertiser. Retrieved March 26, 2022.
  3. ^ Luchies, Adam (February 9, 2022). "Morgan Freeman and Josh Hutcherson to Star in Sci-Fi Thriller '57 Seconds'". Collider. Retrieved March 26, 2022.
  4. ^ Grater, Tom (February 9, 2022). "Morgan Freeman & Josh Hutcherson Starring In Sci-Fi Thriller '57 Seconds'; Highland Launches EFM Sales". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 26, 2022.
  5. ^ a b Ritman, Alex (February 9, 2022). "Berlin: Morgan Freeman, Josh Hutcherson to Lead Time-Bending Sci-Fi Thriller '57 Seconds'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 26, 2022.
  6. ^ Chhikara, Mudit (February 10, 2022). "Morgan Freeman and Josh Hutcherson Teaming Up for Time Travel Thriller 57 Seconds". MovieWeb. Retrieved March 26, 2022.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i Horst, Carole (May 22, 2022). "Morgan Freeman, Josh Hutcherson Team on Time-Bending Thriller '57 Seconds' in First Look Photo". Variety. Retrieved May 22, 2022.
  8. ^ Thorington, Brooke (March 25, 2022). "Production starring Morgan Freeman and Josh Hutcherson to be filmed in Lafayette". Louisiana Radio Network. Retrieved March 26, 2022.
  9. ^ Daigle, Adam (March 23, 2022). "Filming for movie starring Morgan Freeman to start next month in Lafayette". The Acadiana Advocate. Retrieved March 26, 2022.
  10. ^ KATC News (March 23, 2022). "Lafayette to be location for film starring Morgan Freeman and Josh Hutcherson". KATC. Retrieved March 26, 2022.
  11. ^ Seigh, Steve (February 9, 2022). "57 Seconds: Morgan Freeman, Josh Hutcherson to star in tech thriller". JoBlo.com. Retrieved March 26, 2022.
  12. ^ Taylor Potter, William (April 13, 2022). "57 Seconds: Morgan Freeman, cast and crew descend upon Lafayette". The Daily Advertiser. Retrieved April 14, 2022.
  13. ^ "Actor Morgan Freeman filming 57 Seconds in Lafayette". Plaquemine Post South. April 16, 2022. Retrieved April 16, 2022.
  14. ^ Taylor Potter, William (April 28, 2022). "Movie studio behind Morgan Freeman film spent more than $3.2 million in Acadiana since 2015". The Daily Advertiser. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  15. ^ Taylor, Claire (March 18, 2022). "Morgan Freeman set to star in sci-fi movie being filmed in Lafayette". The Acadiana Advocate. Retrieved March 26, 2022.
  16. ^ O’Rourke, Ryan (July 24, 2023). "Morgan Freeman & Josh Hutcherson Team Up in Time-Bending First '57 Seconds' Images [Exclusive]". Collider. Retrieved July 24, 2023.
  17. ^ "57 Seconds". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved October 7, 2023.  

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