Crown Heights — Trailer


added: Mon, Jul 17th '17

"Get Out" and "Atlanta" star Keith Stanfield delivers what appears to be a career-defining performance as a wrongfully convicted man in the upcoming prison drama "Crown Heights," for which a trailer has just been released.

Winner of the Audience Award at this year's Sundance, "Crown Heights" tells the gripping true story of Colin Warner (portrayed here by Stanfield ), a young black man from Trinidad who, in 1980, was wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to life in a New York prison.

Retired football star-turned-actor Nnamdi Asomugha (husband of Kerry Washington) stars opposite Stanfield as Carl 'KC' King, Colin's childhood friend who devoted nearly twenty years of his own life to reversing Colin's wrongful conviction.

Based on an investigative story featured on the radio show "This American Life," the film is written, directed and produced by indie filmmaker Matt Ruskin (Booster).

Co-starring Natalie Paul, Brian Tyree Henry, Zach Grenier, and Nestor Carbonell, "Crown Heights" is due to hit select theaters on August 25th.

In the spring of 1980, a teenager is gunned down in the streets of Flatbush, Brooklyn. The police pressure a child witness to identify a suspect. As a result, Colin Warner, an 18-year-old kid from nearby Crown Heights, is wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Colin’s childhood friend Carl 'KC' King devotes his life to fighting for Colin’s freedom. He works on appeals, takes loans for lawyer fees and becomes a legal courier to learn the court system.

This incredible true story is based on the acclaimed This American Life piece and adapted by writer/director Matt Ruskin, with Lakeith Stanfield playing Colin Warner and Nnamdi Asomugha as Carl King.


directed by   Matt Ruskin

starring   Lakeith Stanfield, Nnamdi Asomugha, Natalie Paul, Amari Cheatom, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Nestor Carbonell, Zach Grenier, Josh Pais, Yul Vazquez, Ron Canada, Brian Tyree Henry

release date   August 25, 2017 (in theaters)

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