The new trailer from The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit has just exploded onto the public, drenched in racial tension with a US Marshall played by John Boyega enduring a hate filled interrogation.
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The trailer depicts a dark and racially charged US, Detroit to be precise, at the height of the 1967 troubles. Starting with a detained John Boyega as he starts to relay the events of that fateful night where three youngsters were killed, leading to a police raid of excessive gunfire which sees the community take to violent protest. As the trailer unfolds, the two arrogant cops turn the tables on Boyega to lay blame at his feet as war rages on the street whilst “Change is Coming” rings out.
Reuniting with her screenwriting muse Mark Boal, Bigelow digs deep to unearth the events of a moment in US history which rocked Detroit to its very core.
Leading the ensemble cast is The Force Awakens very own John Boyega who is joined by Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, Jack Reynor, Ben O’Toole, Joseph David Jones, Ephraim Sykes, Leon Thomas III, Nathan Davis Jr., Peyton Alex Smith, Malcolm David Kelley, Gbenga Akinnabve, Chris Chalk, Jeremy Strong, Laz Alonzo, Austin Hebert, Miguel Pimentel, Kris David, with John Krasinski and Anthony Mackie. As well as taking the helm in the director’s chair, Bigelow produced with Boal, Annapurna’s Megan Ellison and Matthew Budman, and Colin Wilson, with Greg Shapiro executive producing.
Detroit is released in cinemas August 4th.
Detroit Official Synopsis
From Kathryn Bigelow, the Academy Award® winning director of THE HURT LOCKER and ZERO DARK THIRTY, DETROIT tells the gripping story of one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of ‘67.