If Beale Street Could Talk — Official Final Trailer

source:   www.bealestreet.movie

added: Tue, Nov 27th '18

Check out the final trailer for "If Beale Street Could Talk," the upcoming film adaptation of James Baldwin's acclaimed 1974 novel of the same name.

The film, which is writer-director Barry Jenkins' much-anticipated follow-up to his Oscar-winning drama "Moonlight," stars Kiki Layne and Stephan James as Tish and Fonny, a young, newly engaged African-American couple in 1970s Harlem, New York. When Fonny is falsely accused of rape and subsequently thrown into prison, Tish, now pregnant with their first child, finds herself racing against the clock to prove Fonny's innocence.

Additionally, the cast includes Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Emily Rios, Pedro Pascal, Dave Franco, Diego Luna, and Ed Skrein.

Since premiering to strong reviews at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, the movie is already being viewed as a possible Oscar contender.

"If Beale Street Could Talk" is set to be released in select theaters on December 14th before expanding nationwide on December 25th.

synopsis:
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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