Knowing that Lena Waithe (who you may know from Netflix’s Master of None) had written the screenplay, alongside debutant director Melina Matsoukas, definitely peaked my interest for Queen & Slim, and this first trailer for the film coming to UK and Irish cinemas in January 2020 is definitely one to watch.
Starring Get Out‘s Daniel Kaluuya, with newcomer Jodie Turner-Smith, Queen & Slim undoubtedly has a Bonnie and Clyde/Thelma & Louise vibe going on. But as you’ll tell from the trailer, this one feels important and timely as it’s set to be a ‘powerful, consciousness-raising love story that confronts the staggering human toll of racism and the life-shattering price of violence.’
I don’t need to say much more, here’s everything you need to know:
Queen & Slim opens in January 2020.