After making it’s premiere at several premiere film festivals worldwide including London, Regina King’s One Night In Miami. Tonight Amazon Prime have released the Official Trailer for King’s directorial feature debut, and it looks awesome!
What happens when Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke find themselves in the same room? It’s called One Night In Miami and this is a fictional account for men who played a part in the American civil rights movement.
The men are played by Eli Goree (Cassius Clay aka Muhammad Ali), Kingsley Ben-Adir (Malcolm X), Leslie Odom Jr (Sam Cooke), and Aldis Hodge (Jim Brown).
The film has been gathering rave reviews, including our own review (link below). This looks engaging, fantastic performances from the lead actors and how terrifying this film resonates with today’s climate. Potential award candidate? We think so!
On one incredible night in 1964, 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).
Based on the award-winning play of the same name, and directed by Regina King, One Night In Miami… 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 also stars Lance Reddick, Christian Magby, Joaquina Kalukango, and Nicolette Robinson.
One Night In Miami will get an limited UK cinema release on 26th December, before being exclusively released on Amazon Prime from 15th January 2021.