‘Profile’ is a 2018 mystery thriller film directed by Timur Bekmambetov. Timur Bekmambetov co-wrote the script with Britt Poulton and Olga Kharina.
Profile movie is an international co-production between the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia and Cyprus.
Bekmambetov and Kharina are producers under their Bazelevs banner while Valerii An and Oleg Petrov are executive producing for Interface Films alongside Bazelevs’ Adam Sidman & Maria Zatulovskaya and Rick Sobalvarro.
The film is shot as a computer screen film.
But, what can we expect from this film? Here’s everything we know about it so far.
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- Valene Kane as Amy Whittaker
- Shazad Latif as Bilel
- Christine Adams as Vick
- Morgan Watkins as Matt
- Amir Rahimzadeh as Lou
- Emma Cater as Kathy
- Marie Hamilton as Waitress
- Hollie Burgess
- Irina Klimovich as Journalist
- Kelley Mack as Converted Female
- Louis Martin as Bouncer
- Kate Watson as YouTube Star
‘Profile’ Movie Plot
Inspired by the 2015 nonfiction book In the Skin of a Jihadist, Profile takes the real story of ISIS recruitment to the screen.
Profile movie follows a British journalist (Valene Kane) as she goes undercover and in a quest to bait and expose a terrorist recruiter (Shazad Latif) through social media while trying not to be sucked in by her recruiter and lured into becoming a militant extremist herself.
The unconventional thriller plays out entirely on a computer screen, and the story seems to lend itself well to the Screenlife format, since the journalist and the terrorist use FaceTime to communicate.
She also uses Google Translate to speak his language and earn his trust. After some time she begins to develop real romantic feelings for him.
‘Profile’ Release date
Profile has been sitting on a shelf for several years awaiting a U.S. release following its premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2018, where it won audience awards both there and later that spring at SXSW.
But COVID delays and other setbacks means Profile movie is only now getting released in theaters.
In a note to the press, Bekmambetov said, “While the pandemic has shifted our entire lives online, with school gone remote, work meetings replaced by videocalls, and happy hours virtual, it has also raised numerous questions about our digital privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity. That makes this the best time to watch a movie like Profile for those who have spent months in lockdown with their computer screens and who can relate to the paranoia and riskiness driven by the Internet and online technologies in a time when everyone from the terrorists to your government wants a piece of your digital exposure”.
Focus Features last month acquired global rights to Profile. It is set to be released in theaters on May 14, 2021 in the United States.
‘Profile’ Movie Trailer
Focus Features has released an official trailer for the upcoming film Profile. If you haven’t watch the trailer yet, so you can watch it here:
So, how was the trailer? Did you like it? Do share your thoughts about it in the comments section given at the end of this post.
‘Profile’ is finally coming out on May 14, 2021. It is a good news for all the fans that are waiting for this film. There are 7 other movies coming out on the same day including:
So, these are the major information about the film. Are you ready to watch it? Are you excited for it? Let us know in the comments section given at the end of this post.