Kings – Official Trailer
- In Cinemas: April 27th, 2018
- Director: Deniz Gamze Erguven
- Writer: Deniz Gamze Erguven
- Producers: Charles Gillibert, Vincent Maraval
- Executive Producers: Olivier Gauriat, Wei Han, Trudie Styler, Celine Rattray
- Cast: Halle Berry, Daniel Craig, Lamar Johnson, Rachel Hilson, Lewis T. Powell, Kaalan “KR” Walker, Issac Ryan Brown, Peter Mackenzie, Douglas Spain, Charlotte Ubben
- Production Co: Bliss Media, CG Cinéma, Maven Pictures
- Studio: The Orchard
- Music: Nick Cave, Warren Ellis
- Certificate: (R)
- Run Time: 1 hour, 32 minutes
Kings, is an upcoming drama film, directed and written by Turkish born film-maker, Deniz Gamze Erguven (Mustang). this hard hitting drama has a great cast which includes, Academy Award actress, Halle Berry (Catwoman), Daniel Craig (Logan Lucky), Lamar Johnson, Rachel Hilson, Lewis T. Powell, and Kaalan “KR” Walker.
This powerful film, is set in a South Central Los Angeles neighborhood, at a time when racial tensions are running high, as folk await the outcome of the 1992 ‘Rodney King’ trial. Living through this extremely tense situation is ‘Millie’ ( Halle Berry), a hardworking black single mother, who is struggling to care for her ever expanding brood of foster kids. Now Millie, is the sort of person who gets on well with everyone, well apart from her next door neighbor, a crazy guy called ‘Obie’ (Daniel Craig) who happens to be the only white bloke in the neighborhood, and he is constantly complaining to Millie about her wayward kids.
However, that’s the least of her worries, as a situation arises that threatens her beloved family. The jury in the Rodney King trial, had finally reached it’s verdict, and it’s not what the city folk wanted to hear. The four white police officers, accused of brutally beating up Rodney King, had been acquitted. This verdict causes ructions in the community, and it’s not long before all hell breaks loose, with looting and rioting engulfing the city.
Alarmed at the escalating situation, Millie fears some of her kids might have been caught up in the ever increasing violence, so decides to risk going outside alone to search for them. However, she doesn’t end up searching alone, as an unlikely ally comes forward, in the shape of her neighbor Ollie, who volunteers to help her track down the kids, and bring them safely home.
Kings, gets a theatrical release on April 27th, 2018.
Please check out latest trailer below:
Kings – Official Trailer
Official Film Synopsis: Kings
KINGS stars Oscar winner Halle Berry and Daniel Craig as citizens of the same South Central Los Angeles neighborhood set against a backdrop of rising racial tensions during the verdict of the Rodney King trial in 1992. In her first English-language film following the critically acclaimed Mustang, writer-director Deniz Gamze Erguven’s KINGS tells a dramatic story of family bonds and the lengths one mother will go to bring her children home.
Halle Berry stars as MILLIE, a tough and protective single foster mother of eight who must ally herself with OBIE (Daniel Craig), her neighbor and a local loose cannon, when racial tensions start to run dangerously high. As the civil unrest in Los Angeles grows following the acquittal of four of the officers accused of beating Rodney King, Millie and Obie must navigate the chaos that surrounds them in order to ensure her children’s safety. KINGS focuses on the fragility of family relationships and touches on turmoil and tensions of the past, which sadly prove to be more relevant than ever in today’s social and political climate.