Kings — Trailer

source:   kings.film

added: Tue, Feb 20th '18

Halle Berry is desperately trying to protect her foster children during the 1992 Los Angeles Riots in the trailer for "Kings," the tense new drama that also stars James Bond's Daniel Craig.

In her English language debut, acclaimed Turkish-French filmmaker Deniz Gamze Erguven (of the 2015 Oscar-nominated foreign drama "Mustang") writes and directs the upcoming film, which takes place in South Central Los Angeles and is set against the backdrop of the 1992 racially charged riots.

Berry stars as a single foster mother of eight, who finds herself relying on the help of her grouchy, reclusive next-door neighbor (Craig) when their South Central neighborhood is suddenly swept up in the chaotic and violent aftermath of the infamous Rodney King verdict.

Co-starring Lamar Johnson (X-Men: Dark Phoenix), Rachel Hilson (TV's The Good Wife), Lewis T. Powell (TV's CSI), and newcomer Kaalan "KR" Walker, "Kings," which was unfortunately met with lukewarm reviews back in September at the Toronto International Film Festival, is getting a theatrical release on April 27th.

synopsis:
KINGS stars Oscar winner Halle Berry and Daniel Craig as citizens of the same South Central Los Angeles neighborhood set against a backdrop of rising racial tensions during the verdict of the Rodney King trial in 1992. In her first English-language film following the critically acclaimed Mustang, writer-director Deniz Gamze Erguven's KINGS tells a dramatic story of family bonds and the lengths one mother will go to bring her children home.

Halle Berry stars as MILLIE, a tough and protective single foster mother of eight who must ally herself with OBIE (Daniel Craig), her neighbor and a local loose cannon, when racial tensions start to run dangerously high. As the civil unrest in Los Angeles grows following the acquittal of four of the officers accused of beating Rodney King, Millie and Obie must navigate the chaos that surrounds them in order to ensure her children's safety. KINGS focuses on the fragility of family relationships and touches on turmoil and tensions of the past, which sadly prove to be more relevant than ever in today's social and political climate.

 

directed by   Deniz Gamze Erguven

starring   Halle Berry, Daniel Craig, Lamar Johnson, Rachel Hilson, Lewis T. Powell, Kaalan "KR" Walker

release date   April 27, 2018

 
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