'Law Abiding Citizen' to hit theaters Oct. 16

Foxx and Meaney in a scene from the film. Photo: HughE Dillon/PhillyChitChat.com

"Law Abiding Citizen"  will be released in theaters Oct. 16.  The thriller, starring Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler shot here earlier this year, directed by F. Gary Gray. The release from Overture Films centers around Butler's incarcerated character orchestrating a handful of murders from his jail cell, and Foxx, who prosecuted him, trying to put an end to the killings. Viola Davis from "Doubt," Bruce McGill of "Animal House," and actor Colm Meaney are also part of the cast. The film had previously been scheduled for release March 26, 2010.