Today’s social climate is tense as racism and violence constantly come to a head, with the latter often inspired by the former. That’s what makes the poignant crime drama like Queen & Slim so appealing. Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith play a newly romantically entangled black man and a black woman who end up on the run when the cop who pulled them over is killed in an act of self-defense. The two become a viral sensation in fighting against systemic racism that has resulted in so many lost lives, but they also find a passionate love between each other.
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Ready Player One co-star Lena Waithe made a splash a couple years ago as the first black woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for Aziz Ansari’s Netflix series Master of None. Now she’s making her feature writing debut with Queen and Slim, a new drama that turns Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya and newcomer Jodie Turner-Smith (Nightflyers) into the black Bonnie & Clyde. But there’s much more to this movie than two criminals on the run. Watch the Queen and Slim trailer below to see what we’re talking about. Read More »
Daniel Kaluuya and Lena Waithe are ride or die for a new Bonnie and Clyde-inspired project, Queen and Slim. The feature film has been picked up by Universal after a heated bidding war over the script by Emmy winner Waithe and based on a treatment from best-selling author James Frey (A Million Little Pieces).
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