As if storming awards ceremonies as an actor wasn't enough for Regina King, she's now drawing plenty of trophies for her narrative feature directing debut. Check out the trailer for One Night In Miami…
Miami, adapted by Soul co-director/co-writer Kemp Powers from his own stage play, is set during one incredible night in 1964, as four icons of sports, music, and activism gathered to celebrate one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. When underdog Cassius Clay, soon to be called Muhammad Ali, (Eli Goree), defeats heavy weight champion Sonny Liston at the Miami Convention Hall, Clay memorialized the event with three of his friends: Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.) and Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge).
This is a fictional account inspired by the historic night these four formidable figures spent together. It looks at the struggles these men faced and the vital role they each played in the civil rights movement and cultural upheaval of the 1960s. More than 40 years later, their conversations on racial injustice, religion, and personal responsibility still resonate.
The film will arrive in US cinemas on 25 December and is currently set to debut on Amazon Prime Video both across the pond and here on 15 January next year.