Go on the lam with the ‘Queen and Slim’ trailer

Queen & Slim
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We’ve been pretty interested in Melina Mastoukas’ Queen & Slim, a crime drama starring Daniel Kaluuya and newcomer Jodie Turner-Smith, ever since we heard about it earlier this year. Thanks to Universal, it now finally has a full trailer. We’re a little weirded out by this one, though. Produced by everybody’s fave, Lena Waithe, and everybody’s not-so-fave, disgraced author James Frey (last seen in Hollywood on screen with I Am Number Four, which came from his “young-adult-novel assembly line,” to quote New York), Queen & Slim looks kinda cool? This seems like a wait-and-see to us. It could be great, it could be flashy bullshit. Who knows?

Anyways, here’s the trailer:

Here’s a long-ass synopsis:

“While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (‘Get Out’’s Daniel Kaluuya) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith, in her first starring feature-film role), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country.

As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives will discover themselves and each other in the most dire and desperate of circumstances, and will forge a deep and powerful love that will reveal their shared humanity and shape the rest of their lives. Joining a legacy of films such as ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ and ‘Thelma & Louise,’ ‘Queen & Slim’ is a powerful, consciousness-raising love story that confronts the staggering human toll of racism and the life-shattering price of violence.”

Queen & Slim hits theaters on November 27.