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'Queen & Slim': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the thriller drama

Starring Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith, 'Queen & Slim' revolves around the story of two individuals who meet on a first date and get involved in an accidental murder

Following the league of films like 'Bonnie and Clyde' and 'Thelma & Louise', 'Queen & Slim' is the latest offing by Universal Pictures. The movie portrays a powerful love story that soon takes an ugly turn and sheds light on the astounding expense of racism on humanity and the consequences of violence.

Release date

Universal Pictures announced that the movie 'Queen & Slim' is scheduled to be released in North America on November 27, 2019.


The movie begins just like any other love story with Queen (Daniel Kaluuya) and Slim (Jodi Turner-Smith), two strangers on their first date in Ohio. However, when the couple is pulled over for a routine traffic stop, things go horribly wrong. Provoked by a sudden rage and self-defense, the man accidentally kills the police officer.

The mishap significantly changes the lives of both characters. Aghast at the situation and in an attempt to save themselves, the retail employee and the criminal defense lawyer are forced to go on the run. However, with a viral video of the incident circulating online, the incident creates an enormous amount of agony among people all across the country.

As they go on the unwanted journey, the two discover more about each other and form a deep connection that shapes the rest of their lives. Will the two successfully escape or die in the name of love?


Daniel Kaluuya

Daniel Kaluuya attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

Daniel Kaluuya has been cast as the main lead Slim. The actor gained popularity with his stints in 'Get Out' (2017) and 'Black Panther' (2018). He also played a key role in 'Black Mirror' in the episode 'Fifteen Million Merits'.

Jodie Turner-Smith

Jodie Turner-Smith attends Louis Vuitton Unveils Louis Vuitton X: An Immersive Journey on June 27, 2019, in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

Jodie Turner-Smith plays the role of Queen in the film. She only has a few credits to her name, including 'Nightflyers' (2018), 'Lemon' (2017) and 'The Neon Demon' (2016).


Melina Matsoukas

Director Melina Matsoukas attends Netflix's 'Master Of None' For Your Consideration Event at the Saban Media Center on June 5, 2017, in North Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

Director Melina Matsoukas is all set to bring the script written by Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe alive on screen. She has earlier helmed several pop-culture videos, including Beyonce's 'Formation' and the Nike 'Equality' campaign.

Waithe wrote the script based on an original idea by bestselling author James Frey. Her production company, Hillman Grad Productions teamed up with Matsoukas' production company, De La Revolución Films, for the film along with Frey's production company, 3BlackDot. 'Queen & Slim' is financed by Makeready and will be distributed by Universal Pictures worldwide, with eOne handling distribution in select territories including the UK and Canada.


The trailer offers a sneak peek into how Queen and Slim's life takes an unwanted twist and leaves them on the run. Wouldn't it be interesting to find out whether they survive and how the viral clip affects the people across the country?


Where to watch

Set to be distributed by Universal Pictures, the movie is scheduled to hit the theatres on November 27, 2019.