'Kimi': 5 things you need to about HBO Max thriller starring Zoë Kravitz
Picture a person who feels unsafe in any environment that they are not familiar with. Picture that same person witnessing a crime. Now picture them stepping outside their safe space to do the right thing, after every attempt of reporting the crime remotely is turned down. Are you keen on finding out what happens next? If yes, 'Kimi' is the film for you!
The HBO Max thriller, directed by Steven Soderbergh, follows an agoraphobic techie's pursuit of justice as she battles bureaucracy, resistance and her own fears. If you're new to thrillers, you could take a look at 'The Platform,' 'Oxygen,' and 'The Guilty'.
When and where can you watch 'Kimi'?
The film is slated to release on HBO Max on February 10, 2022. 'Kimi' will be available exclusively on the streaming platform's services in the United States and select countries in Latin America, Europe and the Caribbean.
What is 'Kimi' all about?
The official synopsis says, "The film follows an agoraphobic tech worker who discovers recorded evidence of a violent crime during an ordinary data stream review and tries reporting it up the chain of command at her company. Meeting with resistance and bureaucracy, she realizes that in order to get involved, she will have to do the thing she fears the most — leave her apartment." The film is also about the relationship that the lead character Angela Childs (played by Zoë Kravitz) shares with Kimi, a smart speaker that also serves as a voice-controlled personal assistant.
Who stars in 'Kimi'?
Zoë Kravitz will be playing the lead role of Angela Childs in the HBO Max thriller. The 33-year-old actor has been a part of the industry since the late 2000s, starring in films like 'No Reservations,' 'X-Men: First Class,' 'After Earth,' and 'Divergent.' She has also received a handful of awards for her performances in 'The Road Within' and 'High Fidelity.'
Other actors who are part of 'Kimi' are Rita Wilson, India de Beaufort, Emily Kuroda, Byron Bowers, Jaime Camil, Jacob Vergas, Derek DelGaudio, Erika Christensen, Devin Ratray, Andy Daly, Robin Givens, Charles Halford.
The film is based on a script written by David Koepp and directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh. Koepp also serves as a producer along with Michael Polaire, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema. Production design was handled by Philip Messina, while costumes and music were overseen by Ellen Mirojnick and Cliff Martinez respectively.