American Fiction (2023)

Comedy, Drama, General Film, Sterling K. Brown

Director: Cord Jefferson

Writer(s): Percival Everett (based on novel by); Cord Jefferson

Starring: Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, John Ortiz, Erika Alexander, Leslie Uggams, Adam Brody, Keith David, Issa Rae, Sterling K. Brown, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Raymond Anthony Thomas, Okieriete Onaodowan, Miriam Shor, Michael Cyril Creighton, Patrick Fischler, Neal Lerner, J.C. MacKenzie, Jenn Harris, Bates Wilder, Michael Jibrin, Skyler Wright, John Ales, Michele Proude, Carmen Cusack, David De Beck, Joseph Marrella, Stephen Burrell, Nicole Kempskie, Becki Dennis, Ryan Richard Doyle, Greta Quispe, Kate Avallone, Elle Sciore, Dustin Tucker, Justin Andrew Phillips, Jason Armani Martinez, Celeste Oliva, Christopher Barrow, Alexander Pobutsky, Joshua Olumide, Chhoyang Cheshatsang, Michael Malvesti, Megan Robinson, Russell J. Gannon, Samantha Gordon, Josh Habib, Jane Howes, Ian Dylan Hunt, Ken Kansky, Anne Reardon

Synopsis: It is Cord Jefferson’s hilarious directorial debut, which confronts our culture’s obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes. Jeffrey Wright stars as Monk, a frustrated novelist who’s fed up with the establishment profiting from “Black” entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, Monk uses a pen name to write an outlandish “Black” book of his own, a book that propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain

Release Date: December 22, 2023 (USA) | Length: 117 min | Genre: Comedy, Drama | MPAA Rating: Rated R for language throughout, some drug use, sexual references and brief violence. | Note(s): Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on . Above is the theatrical release date. Based on the book “Erasure” by Percival Everett. Cord Jefferson, Jermaine Johnson are producers on this project. Release date moved from November 17, 2023. New date above. Anu Bamidele and Elijah Akindolie were in the original cast list but not in the final one.