A final US trailer has been released for Barry Jenkins ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ set to Lauren Hill’s version of ‘Killing Me Softly’.
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Written and directed by Barry Jenkins, the film is based on James Baldwin’s devasting novel of the same name. The story focuses on an African-American woman who sets out to clear the name of her wrongly-convicted husband and prove his innocence before the birth of their child.
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KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Dave Franco, Diego Luna, Pedro Pascal, Ed Skrein, Brian Tyree Henry and Regina King all-star in the film.
If Beale Street Could Talk Official Synopsis
Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) brings his highly anticipated next feature to the screen, an adaptation of James Baldwin’s stunning novel If Beale Street Could Talk.
In early 1970’s Harlem, Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, is in love with a young sculptor, Fonny, the father of her unborn child. When Fonny is falsely accused of rape and imprisoned, Tish and their families race to clear his name before the baby is born. A story about love persisting in the face of racial oppression and injustice, Jenkins brings together a talented young cast which includes Stephan James (Selma, Race) as Fonny and newcomer Kiki Layne as Tish.