Entertainment One UK has announced that Barry Jenkins‘ powerful and moving new drama, If Beale Street Could Talk, will be released in cinemas across the UK on 8 February 2019!
Based on James Baldwin‘s novel of the same name, and adapted for the screen by Barry Jenkins, the film stars KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Dave Franco, Diego Luna, Pedro Pascal, Ed Skrein, Brian Tyree Henry and Regina King.
Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) brings his highly anticipated next feature to the screen, an adaptation of James Baldwin’s stunning novel, If Beale Street Could Talk.
In early 1970’s Harlem, Tish, a nineteen-year old girl, is in love with a young sculptor, Fonny, the father of her unborn child.
When Fonny is falsely accused of rape and imprisoned, Tish and their families race to clear his name before the baby is born.
A story about love persisting in the face of racial oppression and injustice, Jenkins brings together a talented young cast which includes Stephan James (Selma, Race) as Fonny and newcomer Kiki Layne as Tish.