You guys have got to keep an eye out for Moonlight, this new indie written and helmed by up-and-coming director Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy) that’s picking up some serious heat as its initial Oct. 21 roll-out grows near.
An adaptation of Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, a play by Tarell Alvin McCraney, the film is already being talked up as a sort of black Brokeback Mountain.
Starring virtual newcomers Trevante Rhodes and André Holland (Cinemax’s The Knick), Moonlight is a three-part narrative that spans the childhood, teens, and adulthood of an African-American man who makes it out of the drug-plagued Miami inner city to find love in unexpected places on his way to becoming who he truly is. SPECTRE’s Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali (Netflix’s House of Cards), and singer-turned-actress Janelle Monáe (the upcoming Hidden Figures) round out the cast.
Check out the trailer for Moonlight now.