Love’s on the run in a new trailer for the new Lena Waithe, Melina Matsoukas-helmed project.
If you were watching the 2019 BET Awards last night, you might’ve caught a glimpse of the new Bonnie and Clyde like visual crime drama, Queen and Slim from producer Lena Waithe and making her directorial debut, Melina Matsoukas.
Lena Waithe’s upcoming film ‘Queen & Slim’ takes aim at police violence.
We spoke with her and the cast about how the movie plans to be one of the more compelling films to hit this awards season.
— Complex (@Complex) June 23, 2019
The film is about a couple (Kaluuya and Turner-Smith) on their first date. After they are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction, the situation escalates—a story that is all too familiar. The incident ends tragically after Kaluuya kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the pair—one a retail employee and the other a criminal defense lawyer—are now forced to go on the run.
But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the two unintentionally become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief, and pain for people across the country.
During their journey, they forge a connection and powerful love that reveals their shared humanity that shapes their lives as they know it.
Check out the trailer below.
Waithe produces the film via her company, Hillman Grad Productions, along with Matsoukas via her production company, De La Revolución Films. Frey produces via his production company,3BlackDot, alongside Andrew Coles and Michelle Knudsen as well as Makeready’s Brad Weston and Pam Abdy.