Universal Pictures have released the official trailer for the upcoming crime drama Queen and Slim.
The official synopsis for the film is as follows:
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 become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country. As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives will discover themselves and each other in the most dire and desperate of circumstances, and will forge a deep and powerful love that will reveal their shared humanity and shape the rest of their lives.
The film is written by Lena Waithe and directed by Melina Matsoukas, with the film starring Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine and Chloë Sevigny.
Queen & Slim is scheduled for cinematic release on the 27th November 2019 (US) and the 31st January 2020 (UK).