Martin Lawrence’s comeback thriller ‘Mindcage’ is now streaming

Lionsgate’s Mindcage has premiered in the Philippines exclusively via the streaming platform Lionsgate Play.

The story begins with Detective Jake Doyle, played by the ever-capable Martin Lawrence, grimly looking over a murder victim found inside a church. The body was made to appear like a statue of an archangel with golden wings. “Just some old demons,” he said, recognizing the signature of a previous serial killer known as “The Artist.”

There is only one problem in this murder case: The Artist is currently serving his sentence in a psychiatric institution and could not have committed the murder.

So, who could this new killer be?

Detective Mary Kelly (Melissa Roxburgh, Star Trek BeyondManifest) is tasked to assist the lead investigator Doyle (Martin Lawrence, Bad Boys). She finds out that five years ago, The Artist (John Malkovich, RED, Space Force) kidnapped and murdered six prostitutes. The Artist preserved their bodies, decorated, and arranged them in metal frames to be found in various places in the city. He called them his “Masterpieces.”

Doyle caught The Artist and has been haunted by the case since, as a copycat emerges not long after. The copycat, with intimate knowledge of The Artist’s MO poses the body of a second victim — in a more public space and with elaborate decoration, then poses a third.

Kelly has no choice but to talk to The Artist for help. His condition: his execution, which is scheduled in two weeks, be commuted to life in prison — and for him to have his art supplies back. When they discover pieces of evidence hidden in the victims as suggested by The Artist, the stakes get higher and the pursuit more personal.

Mindcage is a cat and mouse game that’ll have you on the edge of your seat as the two detectives get close to catching the killer with The Artist’s help. The film mixes the psychological thriller genre with a little of the supernatural — all conducted by The Artist. Viewers, especially fans of thrillers and crime stories, will be totally shocked at the twists and turns that director Mauro Borrelli has in store.

PLDT Home customers can watch Martin Lawrence’s comeback thriller Mindcage plus more premium content through Lionsgate Play, exclusively powered by their broadband subscription. By activating their free Lionsgate Play voucher on, customers get to enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience at home thanks to PLDT Home’s fast internet speed.

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