Cut Throat City tells the story of four boyhood friends in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward who return after Hurricane Katrina to find their homes decimated, with no jobs and no help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Out of options, they reluctantly turn to a local gangster, who offers them one shot at turning their situations around – by pulling off a dangerous heist in the heart of the city. When the job goes bad, the friends find themselves on the run, hunted by two relentless detectives and a neighborhood warlord who thinks they stole the heist money.
Originally scheduled for theatrical release April 10, 2020, the film was put on the shelf due to Wuhan coronavirus and all movie theaters in the world being closed. Its new release date is July 17, 2020, where it will debut exclusively on Video On Demand, bypassing movie theaters.