Check out the first official trailer of Crown heights, the upcoming drama movie written and directed by Matt Ruskin and starring Lakeith Stanfield, Nnamdi Asomugha, Natalie Paul, Bill Camp, Nestor Carbonell, and Amari Cheatom:
“In the spring of 1980, a teenager is gunned down in the streets of Flatbush, Brooklyn. The police pressure a child witness to identify a suspect. As a result, Colin Warner (Lakeith Stanfield), an 18-year-old kid from nearby Crown Heights, is wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Colin’s childhood friend Carl ‘KC’ King (Nnamdi Asomugha) devotes his life to fighting for Colin’s freedom. He works on appeals, takes loans for lawyer fees and becomes a legal courier to learn the court system. This incredible true story is based on the acclaimed This American Life piece and adapted by writer/director Matt Ruskin, with Lakeith Stanfield playing Colin Warner and Nnamdi Asomugha as Carl King. Co-presented with Amazon Studios.”
Serving years in prison when you’re innocent must be so depressing!
Anyway, a first official poster has also been unveiled, take a look below:
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How far would you go for justice?
The release date of the movie Crown Heights is set to August 25, 2017.
We’ve got our hands on a first official picture of Crown Heights, the upcoming drama movie written and directed by Matt Ruskin and starring Lakeith Stanfield, Nnamdi Asomugha, Natalie Paul, Bill Camp, Nestor Carbonell, and Amari Cheatom:
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“On April 10, 1980, a shot rang out on the streets of Crown Heights, igniting a decades-long quest for justice in this harrowing true story. Colin Warner, played with heartbreaking sincerity by Lakeith Stanfield, is arrested and tried for a crime he did not commit, a victim of a deeply broken system that refuses to listen. Quick to throw him away, the court wrongfully convicts him. But as Colin loses hope to reclaim an innocence that has been cast aside, his best friend, Carl King, devotes his life to restoring Colin’s freedom, doggedly pursuing every lead for years.”
Innocent but jailed… must be horrible!
The film has yet to get an official release date.
Stay tuned with us for more details about the movie Crown heights.
Update – Matt Ruskin on his film “Crown Heights,” which premieres in the U.S. Dramatic competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival: