Queen & Slim – In Theaters November
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From trailblazing, Emmy-winning author Lena Waithe (Netflix’s Grasp of None) and Melina Matsoukas, the visionary director of a few of this technology’s strongest pop-culture experiences, together with Beyonce’s “Formation” and the Nike “Equality” marketing campaign, comes Makeready’s unflinching new drama, Queen & Slim.
Whereas on a forgettable first date collectively in Ohio, a black man (Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya) and a black lady (Jodie Turner-Smith, in her first starring feature-film position), are pulled over for a minor visitors infraction. The scenario escalates, with sudden and tragic outcomes, when the person kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in concern for his or her lives, the person, a retail worker, and the lady, a legal protection lawyer, are pressured to go on the run. However the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly turn into a logo of trauma, terror, grief and ache for folks throughout the nation.
As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives will uncover themselves and one another in probably the most dire and determined of circumstances, and can forge a deep and highly effective love that may reveal their shared humanity and form the remainder of their lives.
Becoming a member of a legacy of movies equivalent to Bonnie and Clyde and Thelma & Louise, Queen & Slim is a strong, consciousness-raising love story that confronts the staggering human toll of racism and the life-shattering worth of violence.
Waithe wrote the script primarily based on an unique concept by bestselling creator James Frey (A Million Little Items, Katerina). The feature-film directorial debut from Melina Matsoukas (govt producer of HBO’s Insecure) stars Academy Award® nominee Daniel Kaluuya as “Slim” and rising star Jodie Turner-Smith (Syfy’s Nightflyers), as “Queen.”
Waithe produces the movie through her firm, Hillman Grad Productions, together with Matsoukas through her manufacturing firm, De La Revolución Movies. Frey produces through his manufacturing firm, 3BlackDot, alongside Andrew Coles and Michelle Knudsen.
Queen & Slim is financed by Makeready and will probably be distributed by Common Footage worldwide, with eOne dealing with distribution in choose territories together with the U.Ok. and Canada.
Fb: https://www.fb.com/QueenAndSlim/ official trailer