Universal Pictures has premiered the official trailer for their thriller-drama “Queen & Slim” featuring the first look at Oscar-nominated actor Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith as a Bonnie and Clyde-esque couple.
While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man and a black woman are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense.
Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly becomes a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country.
Celebrated actress/writer Lena Waithe penned the script based on a story by “A Million Little Pieces” author James Frey. Melina Matsoukas (“Insecure”) makes her directing debut on the feature. Waithe, Andrew Coles and Michelle Knudsen produce.