Queen & Slim

Release Date:  11/27/19; In Theaters
Genre:   Drama
Rating: TBA
Director:  Melina Matsoukas
Studio(s):   Universal Pictures, 3Blackdot, BRON Studios, De La Revolución Films, Hillman Grad, Makeready.
Running Time: TBA
Cast:  Daniel Kaluuya (Slim), Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen), Bokeem Woodbine (Uncle Earl), Chloë Sevigny.

Story:   The script is described as a Bonnie and Clyde story that centers on a black couple out on a first date whose night goes terribly awry. They end up killing a police officer in self-defense and, on the run, head to Cuba.  According to Universal, Queen & Slim explores America’s social and political climate through the lens of a genre-defying love story.  The film was written by Lena Waithe and will be directed by Insecure executive producer, Melina Matsoukas in her feature film directorial debut.  Sources:  IMDB; Indiewire; Essence.com.  Photo Source:  Essence.com/NBCUniversal.

Widows

 

Release Date:  11/16/18; In Theaters
Genre:  Drama/Thriller
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  Unknown
Director:  Steve McQueen
Studio(s):   See-Saw Films, Film 4, New Regency Pictures,
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Cast:   Viola Davis,  Andre Holland, Cynthia Erivo, Daniel Kaluuya, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell.

Story:  Remake of Lynda La Plante‘s 1983 British miniseries of the same name.  Tells the story of a group of armed thieves who are killed during a botched robbery. In the wake of their husbands’ deaths, the thieves’ wives band together to finish the job the men in their lives couldn’t successfully complete.  Source:  Slashfilm.

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