Queen& Slim – In Theaters November
From trailblazing, Emmy-winning scribe Lena Waithe( Netflix’s Master of None) and Melina Matsoukas, the visionary chairman of some of this generation’s most powerful pop-culture know-hows, including Beyonce’s “Formation” and the Nike “Equality” campaign, comes Makeready’s unflinching new drama, Queen& Slim.
While on a forgettable first appointment together in Ohio, a black guy( Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya) and a black dame( Jodie Turner-Smith, in her first stellar feature-film role ), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The statu heightens, with sudden and regrettable answers, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in nervousnes for their lives, the three men, a retail work, and the status of women, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captivated on video and exits viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of pain, fear, suffering and suffering for parties across the country.
As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives will discover themselves and one another in the most dire and desperate of circumstances, and will forge a late and potent passion that will reveal their shared humanity and shape the rest of their lives.
Joining a bequest of films such as Bonnie and Clyde and Thelma& Louise, Queen& Slim is a potent, consciousness-raising love story that challenges the floundering human charge of racism and the life-shattering price of violence.
Waithe wrote the dialogue based on an original theme by bestselling author James Frey( A Million Little Pieces, Katerina ). The feature-film directorial debut from Melina Matsoukas( administration creator of HBO’s Insecure) stars Academy Award( r) nominee Daniel Kaluuya as “Slim” and rising star Jodie Turner-Smith( Syfy’s Nightflyers ), as “Queen.”
Waithe induces the movie via her fellowship, Hillman Grad Yield, along with Matsoukas via her product firm, De La Revolucion Films. Frey renders via his production company, 3BlackDot, alongside Andrew Coles and Michelle Knudsen.
Queen& Slim is financed by Makeready and will be distributed by Universal Pictures worldwide, with eOne handling distribution in hand-picked areas including the U.K. and Canada.
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