BOSSIP has been looking forward to this film for a LONG time and today we got our first look at what’s in store for us. One Night In Miami is the directorial debut from THEE Regina King after putting in so much work in front of the camera we’re thrilled to see her vision come to life.
Today, Amazon Prime Video released the trailer for the film about four Black icons who spend a legendary night together on Miami Beach. Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown fellowshipped after Ali had won the heavyweight championship. One Night… stars Aldis Hodge (Jim Brown), Eli Goree (Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali), Kingsley Ben-Adir (Malcolm X), Leslie Odom Jr. (Sam Cooke).
Amazon, who have partnered up with King to distribute the film, said in a statement:
“‘One Night in Miami’ beautifully captures a significant moment in history when these great minds gathered and ultimately helped shape the conversation of what we know today as the civil rights movement,” shared Amazon Studios’ head Jennifer Salke. “Regina King is a force of nature – mastering her craft in front of the camera as we’ve seen in her extensive body of work, and now taking her talent behind the camera. We’re so proud to welcome Regina and Kemp to the Amazon family.”
Regina could become the first Black woman ever, let us say that again, EVER to be nominated for best director at the Academy Awards if the historic film gets picked up by the Oscars. Variety also noted that One Night In Miami was rumored to have received one of the biggest independent film sales in history, although no numbers have been projected yet. This is Black Girl Magic at its finest!
Without further ado, press play down below and get into the film that garnered an entry into the ballyhooed Venice Film Festival making Regina King the first Black woman to have work presented there.
The highly anticipated film will officially hit select theaters on Dec. 25, 2020, and stream on Amazon Prime Video on Jan. 15, 2021.
What say you? Are you excited about checking this out? Hit the comment section and let it be known!