'Uncorked': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's upcoming drama film
The film is 'Insecure' showrunner Prentice Penny's first directorial venture and is loosely based on his relationship with his father
'Uncorked' is Netflix's latest upcoming drama film that follows a man with dreams of being a master sommelier. Standing between him and his dreams is his father who wishes that his son could take over the family business.
The film is slated to release on March 27, 2020.
Elijah is a young man who dreams of being a master sommelier. His mother and father run a BBQ stand in Memphis that has been in the family for years. As per tradition, Elijah is expected to take over the reins once his parents are unable to run the business anymore.
Mamoudou Athie is playing Elijah in the film. The 32-year-old actor is also known for his performance in 'The Circle', 'The Front Runner' and 'Unicorn Store'.
Winner of an Emmy and Critics Choice Television awards for his role in 'American Crime Story Season 1', Courtney Vance will be seen essaying the role of Louis in the film.
The Emmy-winning comedian will be seen playing Elijah's encouraging mother 'Sylvia' in the film.
'Uncorked' is Prentice Penny's first directorial venture. He is famous for the comedy-drama series 'Insecure'. The film is loosely based on Prentice's own life and his relationship with his father.
"It's rare that Black people get to tell a father-son story without the father’s absence serving as the catalyst for the story. That was never my experience and I think it’s more important than ever that art reflects our humanity and who we are as regular people, rather than just being defined by the color of our skin or the trauma that has happened to us. I’m incredibly grateful to Netflix and our entire producing team for not only understanding that vision, but for wholeheartedly supporting it too. To be able to tell this story, inspired by the relationship I have with my own father, is exciting for so many reasons," Penny stated in an interview.
The trailer opens with the father-son duo in mild disagreement over how to cook ribs. Later, Elijah tells his parents and extended family about his wish to become a master sommelier over dinner and none of them understand that it can be a serious profession.
We also hear Elijah in the voiceover saying that all of his life he has been told what his life will look like but he wants to find his own thing. A worried Louis discusses with his wife the future of the BBQ stand once he is down in the ground. Elijah makes it clear to his father that he doesn't want the restaurant and the scene shifts to the airport where Elijah is about to fly to Paris and his mother encourages him to follow his dreams and live the way he wants.
Where to watch
'Uncorked' will premiere on March 27 globally, only on Netflix.
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