The acclaimed drama “One Night in Miami,” which marks the directorial debut of iconic Oscar winner Regina King, has won new individual posters.
The film arrives on Amazon Prime’s streaming platform on January 15, 2021.
“ One Night in Miami ” debuted at the 2020 Venice Film Festival and made King the first African-American councilor to do so in the event’s 77 years.
But that’s not all: King was also praised for his work, immediately placing him as one of the top contenders for the 2021 Academy Awards. After overwhelmingly positive reviews, the film can compete in the Best Screenplay categories. adapted, Best Actor for Eli Goree and Best Supporting Actor for Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr. and Ben Kingsley-Adir. King also has a good chance of being nominated in the Best Direction category.
Regina King’s #OneNightInMiami is a strong Oscar contender for:
– Best director
– Best adapted scenario
– Best Actor (Eli Goree)
– Best Supporting Actor (Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr, Ben Kingsley-Adir) pic.twitter.com/iis9TKhx5d
– Movie Updates (@FilmUpdates) September 7, 2020
Recalling that a black director has never been nominated or won in the category in question – which could guarantee him a space of extreme representativeness in the field of entertainment.
The film is based on the homonymous play by Kemp Powers, which signs the adaptation script.
Set on the night of February 25, 1964, the tale revolves around a young Cassius Clay – before being known as Muhammad Ali – shortly after his victory in the heavyweight title fight against Sonny Liston. , shocking the boxing world. However, Jim Crow-era segregation laws in the United States forced Clay to celebrate at the Hampton House Motel in Overtown, Miami, teaming up with three friends to discuss their lives and the responsibility of sustaining victory. of a black man during the war. movement for social rights.
Eli Goree, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Aldis Hodge and Leslie Odom Jr. star in the feature film.
Terence Blanchard (“Blood Detachment”) composed the soundtrack for the reinterpretation. Jody Kelin, Keith Calder and Jess Wu Calder enter as producers.
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