Barry Jenkins Celebrates James Baldwin’s Birthday with Trailer-teaser for ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

We’ve been anxious for new developments on Barry Jenkins‘ progress with his film adaption of James Baldwin‘s ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ and we’ve finally got something. On what would have been the unparalleled author and activist’s 94th birthday, the first official trailer-teaser was unveiled and it’s gloriously gorgeous. In a tweet reverencing this day as a usually special one, Jenkins shared the trailer-teasing saying, “For me, August 2nd has always been a day to pay tribute, so… a teaser of what’s to come. Happy Birthday, Jimmy.

Kiki Layne will star in the role as Clementine “Tish” Rivers and Stephan James will play Alonzo “Fonny” Hunt, the 1974 novel’s lead characters. In supporting roles we can expect to see Viola DavisTeyonah ParrisRegina King, and Brian Tyree Henry. While there hasn’t been a formal announcement of the film’s official release date, If Beale Street Could Talk is expected to arrive in select theaters this fall. Watch the trailer above.

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