The Independent Movie (2022) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review

The Independent

November 2, 2022
1hr 48min
Status: released

Trailer, Teaser & Videos

Where to Watch The Independent (Stream)

Amazon Prime Video
Peacock TV

The Independent Movie Details:

Country United States
Language English
Release dateNovember 2, 2022 (Peacock)
Running time1hr 48min
Age ratingR
StarringJodie Turner-Smith
Brian Cox
Luke Kirby
Stephen Lang
Ann Dowd
John Cena
Directed by Amy Rice
Written byEvan Parter
Produced bySam Bisbee
Theodora Dunlap
Caddy Vanasirikul
Ryan Cunningham
Evan Parter
Cinematography by David Johnson
Edited by Gershon Hinkson
Music byJessica Rose Weiss
Production CompanyPark Pictures
Anonymous Content
Next Productions
Orogen Entertainment
The Exchange
Distributor Relativity Media

The Independent Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Jodie Turner-Smith as Elisha “Eli” James
  • Brian Cox as Nick Booker
  • Ann Dowd as Patricia Turnbull, a political candidate who, if elected, would become the first female president of the United States
  • John Cena as Nate Sterling, an independent running for office
  • Luke Kirby as Lucas Nicoll
  • Stephen Lang as Gordon White
  • Margaret Odette as Jennifer Cooke
  • Michael Gandolfini as Justin
  • Alysia Reiner as Kathy Gibbs
  • Imani Love as Lieutenant Penelope “Penny” James


During the final stretch of a polarizing political election, a promising and driven investigative journalist stumbles upon a life-altering lead. Determined to dig up the truth, Ali (Jodie Turner-Smith) risks losing everything in the wake of shocking revelations that will shatter reputation, test her integrity, and ultimately change the course of history.

About The Independent Movie:

The Independent is an American political thriller film directed by Amy Rice and written by Evan Parter. It stars Jodie Turner-Smith, Brian Cox, Luke Kirby, Stephen Lang, Ann Dowd, and John Cena.

In 2013, Evan Parter’s screenplay for the film ended up on The Black List, an annual survey of the most popular screenplays that had not yet been produced.

Principal photography, originally scheduled to begin in November 2021, was confirmed to have begun the following month in New York City around 24th Street and 6th Avenue.

This is the second time Brian Cox has starred in a production with the word “Independent” in it. His first was the TV Mini-Series (2013) comedy “Bob Servant Independent,” where he played an “ordinary” citizen who decides to run in an upcoming election as an independent candidate.

Kathy Bates was originally attached to play the role of presidential candidate but was unable to due to scheduling conflicts. so Ann Dowd was cast instead.

The Independent was released on streaming on Peacock on November 2, 2022.