Richard Roundtree’s Final Screen Role in ‘Thelma’ Gets June Release Date [TRAILER]

Magnolia Pictures has unveiled plans for the theatrical release of “Thelma,” a Sundance darling featuring June Squibb and the late Richard Roundtree. Set to hit screens on June 21, the film, penned and helmed by Josh Margolin, tells the story of the titular character, played by Squibb, as she embarks on a mission to recover a significant amount of money lost in a telephone scam.

In “Thelma,” viewers will follow the spirited 93-year-old protagonist as she traverses the bustling streets of Los Angeles with Roundtree’s character by her side. The duo faces off against Thelma’s concerned grandson (Fred Hechinger), daughter (Parker Posey), and son-in-law (Clark Gregg) in a race against time.

Squibb, celebrated for her Oscar-nominated performance in 2014’s “Nebraska,” takes on her first leading role in this action-packed comedy. Thelma also serves as the last screen role of Richard Roundtree who passed on October 24, 2023. Magnolia Pictures secured the rights to “Thelma” after a competitive bidding war following its Sundance premiere in January.

Director Josh Margolin expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to collaborate with Magnolia, calling the project a dream come true. Alongside the announcement, a teaser for the film has been released, watch below.

At 94 years old, June Squibb defies conventions as an unconventional action hero in “Thelma,” a film inspired by Margolin’s own grandmother’s experiences. The narrative delves into themes of aging, family dynamics, and the pursuit of autonomy, offering a poignant and entertaining exploration.

“Thelma” is set to captivate audiences with its blend of humor, action, and heartfelt storytelling when it graces theaters on June 21.

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