“Get Out” star Daniel Kaluuya is set to lead the new independent romance drama “Queen & Slim” at Universal Pictures and eOne. The project hails from “Master of None” duo Lena Waithe who will write and Melina Matsoukas who will make her feature directorial debut.
The story explores America’s social and political climate through the lens of a genre-defying love story about a black man (Kaluuya) and black woman who go on a first date that goes awry after the two are pulled over by a police officer at a traffic stop.
They kill the police officer in self-defense and rather than turn themselves in, they go on the run. Waithe is producing and penned the script based on an original idea and treatment from author James Frey (“A Million Little Pieces”).
Andrew Coles and Michelle Knudsen are also producing and filming aims to begin in January ahead of a November 27th 2019 release.