Lionsgate to Release “Hellboy” on April 12, 2019
Washington D.C. (March 11, 2019) – David Harbour will receive this year’s “CinemaCon® Action Star of the Year Award.” Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon, announced the award today. CinemaCon, the official convention of NATO, will be held April 1-4, 2019 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Harbour will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony taking place on the evening of Thursday, April 4, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, hosted by the Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon.
“With an impressive resume spanning film, television and stage, David Harbour is sure to bring his own unique performance to the Mike Mignola-created character of Hellboy,” noted Neuhauser. “We could not be more excited to honor this versatile actor with the ‘CinemaCon Action Star of the Year Award.’”
Hellboy is back, and he’s on fire. From the pages of Mike Mignola’s seminal work, this action packed story sees the legendary half-demon superhero (David Harbour, “Stranger Things”) called to the English countryside to battle a trio of rampaging giants. There he discovers The Blood Queen, Nimue (Milla Jovovich, Resident Evil series), a resurrected ancient sorceress thirsting to avenge a past betrayal. Suddenly caught in a clash between the supernatural and the human, Hellboy is now hell-bent on stopping Nimue without triggering the end of the world. Hellboy also features Ian McShane (John Wick), Daniel Dae Kim (“Hawaii Five-0” and “Lost”), and Sasha Lane (American Honey).
An Emmy and Golden Globe nominee and SAG and Critic’s Choice Award winner for his role as Chief Jim Hopper on “Stranger Things,” Harbour has appeared on the small screen in such series as “Manhattan,” “The Newsroom,” “State of Affairs,” “Rake,” and “Pan Am.” On the big screen his credits include “Human Affairs,” “Sleepless,” “Suicide Squad,” “Black Mass,” “The Equalizer,” “A Walk Among Tombstones,” “Parkland,” “End of Watch,” “Revolutionary Road,” “Thin Ice,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “The Green Hornet,” “Quantum of Solace, “W.E.,” and “Between Us.” On the stage, Harbour was a Tony nominee for the revival of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” and has also appeared in such productions as “Fifth of July,” “Glengarry Glen Ross,” “The Merchant of Venice,” “The Invention of Love,” and “The Coast of Utopia.” Harbour recently wrapped production on the Netflix action film?Dhaka, opposite Chris Hemsworth.
CinemaCon will attract upwards of 6,000 motion picture professionals from all facets of the industry –from exhibition and distribution, to the equipment and concession areas – all on hand to celebrate the movie-going experience and the cinema industry. From exclusive Hollywood product presentations highlighting a slate of upcoming films, to must-see premiere feature screenings, to the biggest stars, producers and directors, CinemaCon will help jumpstart the excitement and buzz that surrounds the summer season at the box office.
CinemaCon is delighted to have both the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) and National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) as its tradeshow partners. CinemaCon is also delighted to have as its official presenting sponsor, The Coca-Cola Company, one of the industry’s greatest and highly regarded and respected partners in the world of the movies.
The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is the largest exhibition trade organization in the world, representing more than 33,393 movie screens in all 50 states, and additional cinemas in 94 countries worldwide. NATO’s membership includes the largest cinema chains in the world and hundreds of independent theater owners, too.
Additional information on CinemaCon can be found at www.cinemacon.com.