Check out the brand new trailer and official poster for Melina Matsoukas new flick Queen & Slim.
As previously reported, the film stars Get Out and Black Panther star Daniel Kaluuya and rising starlet 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.
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.
Queen & Slim also features screen veteran and Jason’s Lyric icon Bokeem Woodbine and POSE actress Indya Moore. Queen & Slim was written by Lena Waithe and comes from the pages of bestselling author James Frey
Check out the new double exposure poster for Don’t Let Go featuring David Oyelowo and A Wrinkle in Time star Storm Reid.
As previously reported, Oyelowo plays detective Jack Radcliff who gets a shocking phone call from his recently-murdered niece Ashley (Reid). Working together across time, they race to solve her murder before it can happen.
Don’t Let Go also stars Brian Tyree Henry, Mykelti Williamson, Shinelle Azoroh, Byron Mann, April Grace and Alfred Molina.
Check out the new poster for the upcoming civil rights drama The Best of Enemies featuring Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell.
As previously reported, the film focuses on the unlikely friendship between outspoken Black activist Ann Atwater and Ku Klux Klan member Claiborne Paul Ellis, during the turbulent 1960s in Durham, North Carolina.
Atwater was a maid who became a social activist while Ellis was a laborer who began attending city meetings to speak on behalf of the poor white working class.
The two were put on a committee overseeing the desegregation of schools where, after heated battles and much to their surprise, they discovered common ground: They both cared about the economical and educational well-being of their kids.
The film’s script is based on the book Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South by Osha Gray Davidson.
Rounding out the cast is Anne Heche, Wes Bentley, Bruce McGill, Nick Searcy,John Gallagher Jr., Nadej K. Bailey and Babou Ceesay. Robin Bissell served as the film’s director.
Watch the new trailer for the upcoming film BRICKED featuring iconic TV actor and singer T.C.Carson and newcomer Tracy J. Campbell.
Campbell plays Trevor Matthew Jr., a high school grad who finds himself in turmoil within his family as he battles coping with Bipolar disorder. Carson plays Matthew’s physician and friend Dr. Robert Weldon.
“It was wonderful getting a chance to do a dramatic role. The cast and the crew were all a joy to work with and the subject of mental health is one we have to start having real conversations about,” said Carson in a statement.
“I hope this film will inspire dialogue between friends and amongst families throughout the African American community. I look forward to the opportunity to do more projects like this.”
BRICKED also features Queen Sugar star Nicholas L. Ashe, Shavonia Jones, Tasia Grant and Lauren Megan McCarthy.
Campbell also serves as one of the project’s writers and associate producers.
Check out the new trailer and poster for the The Upside starring Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston.
The heartfelt comedy features Kevin as a recent paroled ex-convict, who strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a paralyzed billionaire. The film also stars Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies and Aja Naomi King.
“This is my 1st serious movie and I couldn’t be more excited,” said Kevin on Instagram. “Im about to blow people away with this one.”
The Upside is inspired by a true story written by Jon Hartmere and is based on the hit 2011 French film—The Intouchables.
The Upside is an Escape Artists production and is produced by Jason Blumenthal, Todd Black and Steve Tisch.
Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history.
CREED II also stars Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris, Russell Hornsby, Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu, Andre Ward, Phylicia Rashad and Dolph Lundgren. It is directed by Steven Caple Jr. and executive produced by Ryan Coogler.
Annapurna Pictures has released the official trailer and poster for the upcoming film adaptation of James Baldwin‘s classic If Beale Street Could Talk.
Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple’s unbreakable bond and the African-American family’s empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish Rivers (screen newcomer KiKi Layne). A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny (Stephan James). Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.
Through the unique intimacy and power of cinema, If Beale Street Could Talk honors the author’s prescient words and imagery, charting the emotional currents navigated in an unforgiving and racially biased world as the filmmaker poetically crosses time frames to show how love and humanity endure.
The film also features Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Brian Tyree Henry, Aunjanue L. Ellis, Michael Beach, Ed Skrein, Diego Luna, Dave Franco, and Pedro Pascal.
Oscar winner Barry Jenkins serves as the project’s director.
Click here to listen at my UPFRONT interview with Colman Domingo when he talked about his role in the film.
Paramount Pictures has released the new poster for Tyler Perry‘s upcoming dramedy Nobody’s Fool starring Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter and Whoopi Goldberg.
Trying to get back on her feet, wild child Tanya (Haddish) looks to her buttoned-up, by the book sister Danica (Sumpter) to help her get back on track. As these polar opposites collide — with hilarious and sometimes disastrous results — Tanya discovers that Danica’s picture-perfect life — including her mysterious boyfriend — may not be what it seems.
Nobody’s Fool also stars Omari Hardwick and Amber Riley.
Paramount Pictures has released a new poster for the upcoming Mission: Impossible – Fallout starring the one and only Tom Cruise. It arrives in theaters July 27.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout finds Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong.
Angela Bassett, Henry Cavill and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout is directed by Christopher McQuarrie.
Lucasfilm has released a hot new trailer and poster for the upcoming film SOLO: A Star Wars Story. It arrives in theaters nationwide on May 25.
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Solo stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul Bettany. It is directed by Ron Howard with Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel as producers.
Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker is starring as the iconic South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu in the upcoming Saban film The Forgiven. The project opens in theaters on March 9.
When Tutu (Whitaker) is appointed to head a nationwide investigation, he’s summoned to a maximum-security prison by a notorious murderer seeking clemency (Eric Bana). Inside the brutal prison walls, Tutu is drawn into a dangerous, life-changing battle with the cunning criminal. The Forgiven comes from Oscar® nominated director Roland Joffé.
“This timely, compelling and intelligent film, movingly, and above all humanely, captures what it felt like to be working with those selfless members of the TRC who strove, often against the odds, to help bring both truth and reconciliation to the ordinary people of South Africa. The film is a tribute to the remarkable and healing power of forgiveness and the outstanding compassion and courage of those who offered love and forgiveness as an antidote to hate and inhumanity. This is not only a film about a certain time and place, it is a pean of hope to humanity at large,” said Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu in a statement.
Check out the brand new poster and trailer for the upcoming romantic comedy “Love Jacked” starring Shamier Anderson, Amber Stevens West, Keith David and Lyriq Bent.
The story is centered around Maya, a headstrong 28-year-old with artistic ambitions and her father Ed, who wants a dutiful daughter to run the family store. Ed is shocked when Maya, asserting her independence, decides to travel to Africa for inspiration and returns with a fiancé.
“Love Jacked” also features Mike Epps, Demetrius Grosse, Nicole Lyn and the legendary Marla Gibbs. It premieres this week at the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) in Los Angeles.