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‘Beta Test’ Exclusive Trailer: ‘Arrow’s’ Manu Bennett Stars As a Man Controlled By A Video Game

The sci-fi thriller will be released in select cities on July 22nd.

Beta Test

“Beta Test”

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Beta Test” follows Seattle-based video game champion Max Troy (Larenz Tate) who is about to test the latest release from global juggernaut Sentinel, but he quickly realizes that the game isn’t like any other: Whenever he completes a new task, real world events mirror them. Soon, Max discovers that Sentinel is at the center of a global conspiracy and realizes the game’s protagonist Orson Creed (Manu Bennett) is actually a real person. Max and Creed team up to uncover the conspiracy and stop the violence from overtaking their city. Watch the exclusive trailer for the film above.

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“Beta Test” is written and directed by Nicholas Gyeney. His previous credits include “The Falling,” about a police officer forced to decide the fate of the entire world by battling forces of good and evil, and “The Penitent Man,” about a psychologist who wants to change the course of his future. “Beta Test” stars Manu Bennett, best known for playing Deathstroke on the CW’s superhero TV series “Arrow,” Gallic gladiator Crixus in the Starz series “Spartacus,” and orc commander Azog the Defiler in Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” trilogy. Co-star Larenz Tate has previously appeared in Best Picture-winner “Crash,” “Meance II Society,” “Ray,” and a recurring role on the FX series “Rescue Me.”

“Beta Test”  will be released in the following theaters via AMC on July 22nd:

Los Angeles (Orange 30 AMC + Atlantic AMC)
Seattle ( Woodinville AMC, Kent Station AMC, Siff Uptown)
Atlanta (North Dekalb Mall 16)
Baton Rouge ( Baton Rouge AMC )
Chicago (South Barrington AMC)
New York (Empire 25, Jersey 20 AMC’s)
Washington D.C. (Loudon 11 AMC)
Houston (Studio 30 AMC)
Tampa (Veterans Expressway 24 AMC)
San Francisco/Oakland (Theaters TBD)
Phoenix (Arizona Center AMC)
Philadelphia (Neshaminy 24 AMC)

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