The Cold Light of Day

September 7th 2012
  • Action/Thriller,
  • PG-13,
  • 93 min,
  • Summit Entertainment
  • Cast: Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver, Caroline Goodall, Óscar Jaenada, Rafi Gavron, Joseph Mawle, Shira Scott, Emma Hamilton, Jim Piddock, Roschdy Zem, Verónica Echegui, Michael Budd, Andreas Ros, Joe Dixon, Laua Bayonas, Lolo Herrero, Javier Pinto, Mark Ullod, Alex Amaral, Colm Meaney
  • Director: Mabrouk El Mechri
  • Writers: Scott Wiper, John Petro
  • Producers: Marc D. Evans, Trevor Macy
  • Co Producer: Garrett Basch
  • Associate Producer: Javier Sánchez
  • Executive Producers: Kevin Mann, Jesus Martinez Asencio, Matthew Perniciaro, Scott Wiper, Steven Zaillian
  • Art Direction: Alejandro Fernández
  • Casting: Anne McCarthy
  • Costume Design: Bina Daigeler
  • D.O.P.: Remi Adefarasin
  • Editor: Valerio Bonelli
  • Makeup: Susana Sánchez
  • Music: Lucas Vidal
  • Production Design: Benjamin Fernández


Will Shaw (Henry Cavill) goes to Spain for a weeklong sailing vacation with his family but his whole world turns upside down when the family is kidnapped by intelligence agents hell-bent on recovering a mysterious briefcase and Will suddenly finds himself on the run.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Alicante, Spain
  • MPAA Warning: Language and sexual content
  • Production Budget: $35 million
  • Production Companies: Intredpid Pictures, Film Rites, Galavis Film, Picture Machine, Summit Entertainment
  • Production Schedule: September 2010 - December 2010

Featured Articles


2012 Guide Analysis: "Having been cast as the new Superman has shot up handsome British actor Henry Cavill's stardom factor considerably this year.

As a result the two films he did between the end of his work on Showtime's "The Tudors" and the start of him slipping into that impressive navy blue codpiece have drawn more attention than they would've otherwise obtained. The first was "Immortals" which opened late last year, the other is this Bourne-esque thriller about a broker whose family is kidnapped in Spain and he must untangle a government conspiracy to save them.

On the surface it sounds like a fairly generic piece, but helmer El Mechri surprised with his robust genre effort "JCVD" a few years back, while "Clockers" novelist and former "The Wire" writer Richard Price performed a polish on the script. Add in some strong supporting talent including Willis, Weaver, Jim Piddock, Joseph Mawle and Rafi Gavron and you have an American and Spanish co-production that could work."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 4 April 2012: Spain
  • 5 April 2012: Israel, Kuwait, Serbia
  • 6 April 2012: Estonia, Ireland, UK
  • 12 April 2012: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary
  • 13 April 2012: Iceland, Romania
  • 19 April 2012: Hong Kong
  • 2 May 2012: Belgium, France
  • 3 May 2012: Germany
  • 9 May 2012: Philippines
  • 11 May 2012: Turkey
  • 18 May 2012: Italy
  • 25 May 2012: Vietnam
  • 31 May 2012: Australia, Netherlands
  • 1 June 2012: Taiwan
  • 21 June 2012: Portugal
  • 12 July 2012: Denmark
  • 23 August 2012: Russia, Singapore