Lena Waithe’s “protest art” drama Queen & Slim gets first trailer: Watch

Starring Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith, plus Sturgill Simpson and others

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Queen & Slim trailer

    Later this year, Emmy-winning producer Lena Waithe and “Formation” music-video director Melina Matsoukas will release their new film, Queen & Slim. Described as “protest art” by Waithe, the Universal Pictures’ film follows a black couple running from the law, Bonnie and Clyde style, after they kill a police officer in self-defense.

    The movie stars Daniel Kaluuya of Get Out fame and Jodie Turner-Smith (Nightflyers), plus Bokeem Woodbine and Chloe SevignySturgill Simpson takes on the role of the dangerous cop who first pulls over the duo, building on the Grammy-winning country star’s recent acting career with appearances in The Dead Don’t Die and CBS All Access’ One Dollar.

    Waithe scripted Queen & Slim off a story by James Frey, the author of A Million Little Pieces who is best known for getting chewed out by Oprah for exaggerating aspects of his memoir. It will also be Matsoukas’ and Waithe’s full-length feature directorial debut.


    Get a first look with the rom-drama’s first trailer now before Queen & Slim is released on November 27th.