Posted by | Ray Cornelius

“Empire” star Bryshere Y. Gray aka Yazz is expanding his acting resume by starring in the new independent film, “Canal Street.” It opens in theaters on February 1, 2018.

According to the film’s website, “Canal Street” is a modern-day thriller telling the story of a teen, Kholi Styles, trying to get by in an unwelcoming new world. After the mysterious death of a classmate, all eyes fall on Kholi, the new kid at his high school. It’s up to his father, Jackie Styles, an up-and-coming lawyer from the slums of Chicago, to defend his son in court and battle an outraged public before time runs out. Jackie fights to keep his faith and prove his son is not the monster the world has made him out to be.

Rounding out the “Canal Street” cast is Mykelti Williamson, Lance Reddick, Michael Beach, Harry Lennix, Mekhi Phifer, Jamie Hector, Woody McClain and more. The film is directed by Rhyan LaMarr.

Watch the teaser trailer below:

Photo Credit: Facebook/Canal Street Movie