If Beale Street Could Talk — Official Trailer

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added: Thu, Sep 20th '18

The official full-length trailer has been released for "If Beale Street Could Talk," which is writer-director Barry Jenkins' much-anticipated follow-up to his Oscar-winning film "Moonlight."

Based on the acclaimed 1974 novel by celebrated writer, poet, and civil rights activist James Baldwin, the film stars newcomer Kiki Layne and Stephan James (star of 2016's Jesse Owens biopic "Race") as Tish and Fonny, a young, newly engaged African-American couple in 1970s Harlem, New York. When Fonny is suddenly thrown into prison, falsely accused of rape, Tish, who is now pregnant with their first child, finds herself racing against the clock to prove Fonny's innocence.

While featuring a strong supporting cast led by recent Emmy-winner Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, and Michael Beach with Deadpool's Ed Skrein playing a racist New York cop, the film, which just premiered a week ago to rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival, is generating considerable awards buzz and is seen as a possible Oscar contender.

Adapted and written for the screen by Jenkins, "If Beale Street Could Talk" opens theatrically on December 14th.

Based on the novel by James Baldwin, If Beale Street Could Talk is the story of Tish, a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover's innocence while carrying their first-born child to term.

It is a celebration of love told through the story of a young couple, their families and their lives, trying to bring about justice through love, for love and the promise of the American dream.


directed by   Barry Jenkins

starring   Kiki Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Brian Tyree Henry, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Ed Skrein, Emily Rios, Pedro Pascal, Dave Franco, Diego Luna, Finn Wittrock, Aunjanue Ellis

release date   December 14, 2018 (limited), December 25, 2018 (expands)

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