The true crime-inspired thriller American Murderer arrives October 28 on Digital and December 13 on Blu-ray™ + Digital and DVD from Lionsgate. Written and directed by Matthew Gentile (Lawman, Frontman, Heart of Sword), American Murderer features Daytime Emmy® winner Tom Pelphrey (TV’s “Guiding Light,” 2006 and 2008, Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series; “Ozark”), Tony Award® winner Idina Menzel (Frozen, Enchanted), and Ryan Phillippe (Crash, Cruel Intentions). American Murderer will be available for the suggested retail prices of $12.99 for Digital, $21.99 for Blu-ray + Digital, $19.98 for DVD, and $6.99 for Video on Demand.

Based on a true story, this riveting thriller follows Jason Derek Brown (Tom Pelphrey), a charismatic con man bankrolling his extravagant lifestyle through a series of scams. On Brown’s trail: Lance Leising (Ryan Phillippe), a dogged FBI special agent determined to put Brown behind bars. When Brown’s funds run low and his past catches up with him, he plots his most elaborate scheme yet, pitting himself against Leising in a deadly game of cat and mouse — and becoming the most unlikely and elusive fugitive on the FBI’s most-wanted list.


  • Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Matthew Gentile
  • Proof of Concept Short
  • Preparing for “Action”: The Visual Design of American Murderer
  • What’s Left Behind: Making American Murderer

Tom Pelphrey Mank, TV’s “Ozark,” “Guiding Light”
Ryan Phillippe Crash, Cruel Intentions, TV’s “Secrets and Lies”
Idina Menzel Frozen, Enchanted, Rent
Paul Schneider Water for Elephants, TV’s “Parks and Recreation,” “NOS4A2”
Shantel Vansanten TV’s “For All Mankind,” “The Flash,” “The Boys”
Moises Arias The King of Staten Island, Ender’s Game, Nacho Libre
Kevin Corrigan True Romance, The Departed, TV’s “Godfather of Harlem”
Jacki Weaver Silver Linings Playbook, The Disaster Artist, TV’s “Yellowstone”

Year of Production: 2021
Title Copyright: © 2021 Instant Cash LLC. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2022 Saban Films LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Type: New Release
Feature Run Time: 102 Minutes
Rating: R
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH
BD Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 (2.39:1) Presentation
BD Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™
DVD Format: 16×9 (2.39:1) Presentation
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Audio


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