Director: Regina King

Writer(s): Kemp Powers (play & screenplay)

Starring: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr., Eli Goree, Lance Reddick, Christian Magby, Nicolette Robinson, Joaquina Kalukango, Michael Imperioli, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Derek Roberts, Beau Bridges, Jerome A. Wilson, Aaron D. Alexander, Hunter Burke, Robert Stevens Wayne, Randall Newsome, Matt Fowler, Alan Wells, Dustin Lewis, Jeremy Anderson, Christopher Gorham, Gregory Hobson, Ashley LeConte Campbell, Divine Prince Ty Emmecca, Patti Brindley, Tonya Maldonado, Sheenan Cole, Carlton Caudle, Suzette Lange, Judy McGee Burley, Dave Pileggi, Jason Ament, Marlon Hayes, Chris Game, Marcus Wayne, Dave Bass, Kimberly B Brown, Nola Epps, Curtis Johnson, Joshua Nylan Tanner, Joseph Stephens Jr., Louis Hill Jr., Katrell Dixon, Erika Pattman, Eugene Bischoff, Soquoria Bolden, Angela Abadie, Christopher Hart, Brian Plaideau

Synopsis: Set on the night of February 25, 1964, the story follows a young Cassius Clay as he emerges from the Miami Beach Convention Center as the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. Against all odds, he’s defeated Sonny Liston and shocked the world of boxing. While crowds of people swarm Miami Beach’s hotspots to celebrate the match, Clay — unable to stay on the island because of Jim Crow-era segregation laws — spends the night at the Hampton House Motel in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood celebrating with three of his friends: activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke and football star Jim Brown. The next morning, the men emerge determined to define a new world.

Release Date: September 2020 (Canada) | Length: 110 min | Genre: Drama | MPAA Rating: Unknown

Note: To premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. I wasn’t able to identify Jerome A. Wilson without seeing the film. Picked up by Amazon.


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