Queen & Slim
Queen & Slim is an upcoming 2019 American romantic thriller film directed by Melina Matsoukas (in her feature directorial debut) and with a screenplay by Lena Waithe from a story by Waithe and James Frey. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith, with Chloë Sevigny, Flea, Bokeem Woodbine and Indya Moore in supporting roles. The film is described as a modern day take on the "Bonnie & Clyde" trope.
|Queen & Slim|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Melina Matsoukas|
|Screenplay by||Lena Waithe|
|Music by||Devonté Hynes|
|Edited by||Pete Beaudreau|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
A couple's first date takes an unexpected turn when a police officer pulls them over.
On July 19, 2018, it was announced that the production company Makeready won a bidding war to co-finance the dramatic thriller film Queen & Slim, scripted by Lena Waithe from an original idea by James Frey, which would star Daniel Kaluuya and be directed by Melina Matsoukas. In November 2018, Jodie Turner-Smith was cast to costar opposite Kaluuya. In March 2019, Chloë Sevigny joined the cast of the film.
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