A first official look at Native Son, the upcoming drama movie directed by Rashid Johnson from a script by Suzan-Lori Parks and Richard Wright and starring Ashton Sanders, Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, KiKi Layne, Bill Camp, and Sanaa Lathan:
“Bigger ‘Big’ Thomas (Ashton Sanders), a young African American man, lives with his mother and siblings in Chicago. Half-heartedly involved with a girlfriend, he sports green hair and a punk jacket, smokes weed, and carries a pistol—but rebuffs his buddy’s ‘easy-money’ scheme to knock off a corner store. Full of self-determination, Big accepts a job as the chauffeur for wealthy businessman Will Dalton’s family. Moving into their mansion, he begins driving Dalton’s vehemently progressive daughter, Mary. But his involvement in an accidental death places Big on a collision course with the powerful social forces pitted against him.”
What an ugly jacket…
The film has yet to get an official release date.
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