Queen & Slim dirà poco al pubblico europeo, ma si tratta dell’incontro tra la scrittrice televisiva Lena Waithe (Master of None per Netflix e The Chi per Showtime) e Melina Matsoukas, famosissima regista di video e spot tra i quali Formation di Beyonce, Rockstar 101 per Rihanna, Million Dollar Bill per Whitney Huston e lo spot Equality per Nike.
L’opera prima della Matsoukas è una storia alla Bonnie & Clyde con Daniel Kaluuya di Scappa – Get Out, Black Panther e Widows e Jodie Turner-Smith, al suo debutto cinematografico.
While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly becomes a symbol of trauma, terror, grief, and pain for people across the country. As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives will discover themselves and each other in the most dire and desperate of circumstances, and will forge a deep and powerful love that will reveal their shared humanity and shape the rest of their lives.
Il film uscirà il 27 novembre 2019.