Body Cam

Body Cam is a 2020 American police procedural horror film directed by Malik Vitthal, from a screenplay by Nicholas McCarthy and Richmond Riedel and a story by Riedel. The film stars Mary J. Blige, Nat Wolff, David Zayas, David Warshofsky, Demetrius Grosse and Anika Noni Rose.

Body Cam
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Promotional poster
Directed byMalik Vitthal
Produced byMatt Kaplan
Screenplay by
Story byRichmond Riedel
Music byJoseph Bishara
CinematographyPedro Luque
Edited byKen Blackwell
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • May 19, 2020 (2020-05-19) (United States)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$9.6 million[1]

Body Cam was released digitally on May 19, 2020, prior to a video on demand release on June 2, 2020, by Paramount Pictures.


A group of Louisiana Police Department officers are haunted by a spirit after the death of a black youth and the subsequent cover-up.



In March 2017, it was announced Richmond Riedel had written the script for the film.[2] In March 2018, it was announced Malik Vitthal would direct the film, with Nicholas McCarthy re-writing the script, and Paramount Pictures distributing.[3]

In June 2018, Mary J. Blige joined the cast of the film.[4] In July 2018, Nat Wolff joined the cast.[5] In September 2018, Theo Rossi, Anika Noni Rose and David Zayas were cast, with filming beginning in New Orleans.[6][7][8][9]

Joseph Bishara compose the film score. Paramount Music has released the soundtrack.


Body Cam was released on released digitally on May 19, 2020, prior to a video on demand release on June 2, 2020.[10]

It was the eighth-most rented film on Spectrum in its first weekend of release.[11]

Critical responseEdit

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 45% based on 20 reviews, with a weighted average of 5.01/10. The site's critics consensus reads: "Ambitious yet undercooked, Body Cam can't quite connect the dots between its genre thrills and socially aware themes."[12] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 37 out of 100, based on five critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[13]


  1. ^ "Paramount's 'Body Cam,' starring Mary J. Blige, to shoot in New Orleans". NOLA. August 20, 2018. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  2. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (March 31, 2017). "'Body Cam' Spec Is First Movie Deal For Ex-Awesomeness TV Chief Brian Robbins". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  3. ^ Kroll, Justin (March 21, 2018). "Malik Vitthal to Direct 'Body Cam' for Paramount Players (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  4. ^ Mary J. Blige to Star in Horror Thriller 'Body Cam' (Exclusive)
  5. ^ Nat Wolff Joins Mary J. Blige In ‘Body Cam’
  6. ^ ‘Luke Cage’ Actor Theo Rossi Joins Mary J. Blige in ‘Body Cam’
  7. ^ Anika Noni Rose Joins Mary J. Blige & Nat Wolff In ‘Body Cam’
  8. ^ David Zayas Cast in Paramount’s ‘Body Cam’; ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Adds Lee Majdoub
  9. ^ Mary J. Blige Walks Dennis Basso’s Runway
  10. ^ "Watch the Trailer for Mary J. Blige, Nat Wolff Movie 'Body Cam,' Coming Soon to VOD". 12 May 2020. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  11. ^ Brueggemann, Tom (June 8, 2020). "Universal Continues VOD Reign with Upcoming 'The King of Staten Island'". IndieWire. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  12. ^ "Body Cam (2020)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  13. ^ "Body Cam Reviews". Retrieved June 14, 2020 – via Metacritic.

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