Posted by | Ray Cornelius
In honor of James Baldwin‘s birthday, Oscar winning director Barry Jenkins and AnnaPurna Pictures have released a new teaser trailer for the film adaptation of his classic book, If Beale Street Could Talk. It premieres in theaters on November 30, 2018.
If Beale Street Could Talk follows Fonny and Tish, a young couple who are in the midst of a whirlwind romance until Fonny is falsely accused of rape. After his imprisonment, Tish finds out she is pregnant and she, her family, and her lawyer race against the clock to find evidence that frees Fonny before the baby is born.
The film features the amazing talents of Stephan James, Teyonah Parris, KiKi Layne, Regina King, Brian Tyree Henry, Aunjanue Ellis, Emily Rios and Colman Domingo.
I recently talked to Domingo during my UPFRONT show where he discussed his role in the film and why Baldwin is one of his heroes.