'Queen & Slim': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the romantic thriller starring Daniel Kaluuya
As the holiday season sets in, one of the movies to look forward to is Melina Matsoukas and Lena Waithe's 'Queen & Slim'. Starring Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith, the movie is inspired by 'Black Lives Matter' and is touted to be a romantic thriller.
The screenplay of the movie is based on a story by Lena Waithe and James Frey and is produced by Frey, Waithe, Matsoukas, Michelle Knudsen, Andrew Coles, Brad Weston, and Pamela Abdy. The executive producers are Pamela Hirsch, Kaluuya, Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth.
The movie is scheduled to be released on November 27 this year.
The titular characters, Queen, a criminal defense lawyer, and Slim, a retail employee, are on a mediocre first date in Ohio. When Slim drives them home after the unremarkable date, they are pulled over by a police officer because Slim had not signaled at a turn.
When the situation escalates, the cop shoots at Queen and Slim shoots at the cop in self-defense, and the two flee the scene leaving the cop for dead.
The two run for their lives after a video of the incident goes viral and the new couple inadvertently become a symbol of the trauma, terror, grief and pain that black people have experienced in the country.
As Slim and Queen drive across the country, they will discover themselves and each other in this frightful situation as desperate circumstances will cause them to form a deep and powerful love that will reveal their shared humanity and shape the rest of their lives.
Daniel Kaluuya is a British actor and writer, best known for his role in Jordan Peele's 'Get Out'. Kaluuya plays Slim, a retail employee who has been pulled over for a minor traffic infraction after a date.
Jodie Turner-Smith is a British model and actress known for 'Nightflyers' and 'The Neon Demon'. 'Queen & Slim' will be her feature film debut. She plays Queen, a criminal defense lawyer who is in the car with Slim when their car is pulled over by a cop.
Bokeem Woodbine is best known for his roles in 'Fargo' and 'Underground'. In 'Queen & Slim', he plays Uncle Earl.
Chloë Sevigny is an actress, model, and fashion designer best known for her roles in 'American Psycho', 'Zodiac', and 'American Horror Story'.
The film also stars Indya Moore, Sturgill Simpson, and Flea.
Melina Matsoukas is a music video, film, commercials and television director. She is a two-time Grammy Award winner for 'We Found Love' (Rihanna with Calvin Harris) and 'Formation' (Beyoncé). 'Queen & Slim' will be her first time directing a feature film.
Lena Waithe is a screenwriter, producer, and actress best known for her work in 'Master of None' and 'Insecure'. She wrote the screenplay for 'Queen & Slim' based on a story by her and James Frey ('A Million Little Pieces').
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