Netflix 'Monster': Air time, how to live stream, trailer, cast and all you need to know about courtroom drama

'Monster' tells the story of Steve Harmon (Kelvin Harrison Jr) a seventeen-year-old honor student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder


                            Netflix 'Monster': Air time, how to live stream, trailer, cast and all you need to know about courtroom drama
Kelvin Harrison Jr stars in 'Monster' (Netflix)

Life can change in an instant and often not for the better. That is certainly the case in 'Monster', based on Walter Dean Myers’s 1999 multi-award winning novel of the same name. The film will premiere on Netflix on May 4.

According to the Netflix synopsis, "'Monster' tells the story of Steve Harmon (Kelvin Harrison Jr) a seventeen-year-old honor student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder. The film follows his dramatic journey from a smart, likeable film student from Harlem attending an elite high school through a complex legal battle that could leave him spending the rest of his life in prison."

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Kelvin Harrison Jr stars in 'Monster' (Netflix)

Release date

 'Monster' premieres on Netflix on May 7, 2021.

Air time and how to live stream

'Monster' can be viewed on Netflix on May 7, 3 am EST.

Cast

Kelvin Harrison Jr

Kelvin Harrison Jr was most recently seen playing Fred Hampton in the critically acclaimed 'The Trial of the Chicago 7'. Harrison began his career with small roles in films like '12 Years a Slave' and 'Ender's Game' but his breakout role came with the 2017 horror film 'It Comes at Night'.

Kelvin Harrison Jr (Getty Images)

He solidified his acting credentials with his work in the 2019 film 'Luce and Waves'.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson stars in 'Monster' as Steve Harmon's mother. The multi-talented Hudson, mother to an eleven-year-old found this role to be particularly relevant especially in times such as these. Hudson's career of course needs little introduction. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and two Grammy Awards.

Jennifer Hudson stars in 'Monster' (Getty Images)

Her role as Effie White in 'Dreamgirls' won her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Besides this, she has also played notable roles in films such as 'The Secret Life of Bees', 'Winnie Mandela', 'Sing', 'Cats' and television shows such as 'Smash' and 'Empire'.

Trailer

'Should one moment define my life' is the question asked in the highly moving trailer of 'Monster'. The trailer shows us how easy it is to label someone a monster when we don't know their stories at all. Kelvin Harrison Jr's helplessness is palpable and with such a star cast, we're sure we're in for a truly moving watch.



 

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