Amazon drops first trailer for Regina King directorial debut ‘One Night in Miami’

The star-studded film, 'One Night in Miami,' will hit the streamer on January 15.

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Amazon just dropped the first official trailer for One Night in Miami and it’s not to be missed. 

The first film directed by Regina King is truly breathtaking and the whole world will get to marvel at it when it premieres in January. 

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Based on the stage play by Kemp Powers, the film is produced by Jess Wu Calder, Keith Calder, and Jody Klein. In it, we get to be flies on the wall while four icons hang out and discuss their roles in what would become our nation’s fight for civil rights. Those icons are none other than Sam Cooke, Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, and Jim Brown. 

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One Night in Miami stars Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr., Joaquina Kalukango, Nicolette Robinson and features Beau Bridges and Lance Reddick.

Here’s the synopsis: 

On one incredible night in 1964, four icons of sports, music, and activism gathered to celebrate one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. When underdog Cassius Clay, soon to be called Muhammad Ali, (Eli Goree), defeats heavy weight champion Sonny Liston at the Miami Convention Hall, Clay memorialized the event with three of his friends: Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.) and Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge).

Based on the award-winning play of the same name, and directed by Regina King, One Night In Miami… is a fictional account inspired by the historic night these four formidable figures spent together. It looks at the struggles these men faced and the vital role they each played in the civil rights movement and cultural upheaval of the 1960s. More than 40 years later, their conversations on racial injustice, religion, and personal responsibility still resonate.

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One Night in Miami will hit select theaters on Christmas Day and will debut on Amazon Prime Video on January 15. 

Check out the trailer: 

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