Daniel Kaluuya, Lena Waithe and Melina Matsoukas To Create New Film, ‘Queen & Slim’

The very talented Melina Matsoukas is always working on artful projects to push the culture forward, and her newest creation happens to bring together two other names doing that same thing in their own way. She is on her way to directing Queen & Slim, a forthcoming film originally imagined by James Frey. The film is screen-written by Lena Waithe and will star Get Out and Black Panther‘s very own Daniel Kaluuya (who is also slated to star in upcoming McQueen film, Widows.) The team is on the lookout for a new, fresh-faced talent to play the role of Queen.

The film delves into the world of black love, with an American socio-political lens likened to a Bonnie & Clyde. The action is abrupt, as their first date goes left when they are pulled over by an officer at a traffic stop. They end up killing the officer in self-defense and fleeing to Cuba for safety. Black love is on display here as a revolutionary act.

Production will begin in January and Universal has the rights to stateside distribution. Queen & Slim will be arriving on November 27, 2019.

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