Regina King debuts her first feature film, “One Night In Miami” as Director. Additionally, she serves as Executive Producer along with Kemp Powers.
Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, Jim Brown and Muhammad Ali Come Together For “One Night In Miami”
Come be a fly on the wall as 4 friends get together for an epic night of soul searching. And we’re not just talking about 4 random guys, these buddies just happen to be 4 of the most iconic, inspirational black men of their time.
This group included minister and activist Malcolm X, Heavyweight Champion of the World, Muhummad Ali, Smooth Soul Crooner, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown, NFL Champion Football Hero.
Check out the trailer below.
Though based on an actual event, this drama film is a fictionalized meeting of Ali, Cooke, Brown and Malcolm. Gathering at a room at the Hampton House in February 1964, the guys are celebrating Ali’s surprise title win over Sonny Liston.
Analyzing their roles in the civil rights movement and cultural upheaval of the 60s, as most friends do, they conquer conflict and come away with valuable insight. Catching these men on the edge of major change in their careers in the face of racism of the 60’s, this movie is “deep” and “relevant” to today. As they say, the more things change, the more they stay the same.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
- Kingsley Ben-Adir as Malcolm X
- Eli Goree as Cassius Clay/Muhummad Ali
- Aldis Hodge as Jim Brown
- Leslie Odom Jr. as Sam Cooke
- Joaquina Kalukango as Betty X
- Nicolette Robinson as Barbara Cooke
- Beau Bridges as Mr. Carlton
- Lance Reddick as Brother Kareem
- Michael Imperioli as Angelo Dundee
- Jerome A. Wilson as Elijah Muhammad
- Amondre D. Jackson as L.C. Cooke
- Aaron D. Alexander as Sonny Liston
- Christian Magby as Jamaal
- Lawrence Gilliard Jr. as Drew Bundini Brown
- Jeremy Pope as Jackie Wilson
- Christopher Gorham as Johnny Carson
- Randall Newsome as Myron Cohen
- Alan Wells as Ed McMahon
- Sean Monaghan as Henry Cooper
Leslie Odom Jr. Pens Original Song For The Film
Together with Nashville Songwriter Sam Ashworth, Leslie Odom Jr who portrays Sam Cooke in this film pens original song for the project called “Speak Now”. Listen below.
Being the first feature film directed by Regina King, she also serves as Executive Producer, with Kemp Powers who wrote the screenplay (based on his stage play of the same name). Reviews are overwhelmingly positive.
“One Night In Miami” was released in limited theaters on Christmas Day. Bu you can also head on over to Amazon Prime Videos and check out our girl, our sister, Regina King’s phenomenal piece.
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