Trailer To Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could TalkPosted by Wilson Morales
August 2, 2017
To celebrate James Baldwin’s birthday, Annapurna Pictures’ has released the trailer to Academy Award-winning Beale Street and Moonlight director Barry Jenkins’ upcoming film If Beale Street Could Talk.
The cast of the film includes Kiki Layne, Stephan James, Teyonah Parris, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Brian Tyree Henry, Dave Franco, Ed Skrein, Michael Beach, Aunjanue Ellis and Finn Wittrock and Diego Luna.
The film will have its World Premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.
Based on the novel by James Baldwin, “If Beale Street Could Talk,” follows Tish (Layne), a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence while carrying their first born child. The movie is a celebration of love told through the story of a young couple, their families, and their lives.
James plays Fonny, Tish’s fiance, while Parris will play Tish’s streetwise sister, Ernestine, who is determined to help her future brother-in-law prove his innocence. King will play Tish’s mother, Sharon. Domingo will play Joseph, Tish’s fiercely loving father who makes his daughter’s crusade his own. Henry will play Daniel Carty, a friend of Fonny (James). Ellis and Beach are Alice and Frank Hunt, the parents of Fonny.
Luna will play Pedrocito, a friend of Fonny and the guy who works in the Spanish restaurant.
The movie marks Jenkins’ first production with Annapurna and a reunion of “Moonlight’s” producing team with PASTEL and Plan B. “Moonlight” won the 2016 Best Picture Oscar and Best Adapted Screenplay, which Jenkins shared with co-writer Tarell Alvin McCraney.