Movie premiere in Mason mirrors real life

Published: Mar. 26, 2012 at 2:28 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 26, 2012 at 10:15 AM EDT
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MASON, OH (FOX19) - Deadline is an independent motion picture starring Eric Roberts that premiered Sunday night at the Regal Cinemas 16 in Mason.

Deadline is a movie about two reporters who track down a black man's killer and bring those responsible for his death to justice.

The timing of the movie's release with the recent Trayvon Martin killing in Florida is coincidental according the movie's director, but the powerful message is still the same.

"Deadline is a story about a kid who was murdered for no reason other than the color of his skin. Unfortunately there's a lot of that going around it seems these days," said director, Curt Hahn.

Martin was gunned down by a neighborhood watch leader last month. But George Zimmerman has not been charged with a crime, claiming the killing was in self defense.

Deadline will open for public viewing at the Regal Cinemas on April 13. Officials say it is the only venue in the area that is showing the film at this point.

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