one night in miami release date

Regina King made a big splash at the film festival circuit with her feature directorial debut, One Night in Miami, which earned raves at the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, where it was the runner-up for the People’s Choice Award. Amazon was quick to snap up the distribution rights, and has set a December release date for One Night in Miami, which will hit select theaters on Christmas Day before making its way to the streaming platform in January 2021.

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one night in miami review

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke all check into a motel room. It’s almost hard to imagine such legends sharing the same space, but of course, they did. And on the night of February 25, 1964, after Ali – who was then still known as Cassius Clay – became the Heavyweight Champion of the World after defeating Sonny Liston, the four men gathered together to celebrate. This real event was the impetus for Kemp Powers‘ play, and now Regina King‘s film One Night in Miami, a fictionalized retelling of that night that feels very real.

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one night in miami

Regina King‘s feature directorial debut One Night in Miami had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival this week, and the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive, with many ready to toss King’s hat into the awards season ring. The film, based on Kemp Powers‘ play, is a “fictionalized account of a 1964 meeting between Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown,” and will also be playing at TIFF this week. Ahead of that, the first official One Night in Miami clip has been released, and you can check it out below.

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One Night in Miami Regina King

Amazon Studios has acquired the rights to One Night in Miami, Oscar-winning actress Regina King‘s feature directorial debut. The period piece is based on Kemp Powers‘ 2013 play, and tells the story of an epic party in 1964 that involved Cassius Clay (before he was known as Muhammad Ali), activist Malcom X, singer Sam Cooke, and football player Jim Brown. While the movie’s exact release date hasn’t been locked down yet, Amazon says it’s looking to release the film later this year “with an eye towards the awards corridor.” Read More »

one night in miami director

Oscar winner Regina King is set to make her feature film directorial debut with the adaptation of Kemp Powers‘ play One Night in MiamiKing will be taking on a script by Powers, who is adapting his own debut play based on the real lives of Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown.

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