Posted by | Ray Cornelius

My crush and Emmy-winning writer #LenaWaithe has released the trailer for her thrilling, romantic drama Queen & Slim. It features Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya and screen virgin Jodie Turner-Smith.

While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man and a black woman, are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and  tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country.

(from left) Slim (Daniel Kaluuya, back to camera) and Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith) in Queen & Slim, directed by Melina Matsoukas.

As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives will discover themselves and each other in the most dire and desperate of circumstances, and will forge a deep and powerful love that will reveal their shared humanity and shape the rest of their live.

From the looks of the trailer, the film also features screen vet Bokeem Woodbine and Indya Moore from POSE. Queen & Slim was written by Waithe and comes from the pages of bestselling author James Frey.

This is also the directorial debut from Melina Matsoukas, an executive producer for HBOs Insecure.

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Photo Credits: Universal Pictures