January 14th, 2021 | Updated on February 19th, 2021
Amazon has released the official trailer of “One Night in Miami”. The movie is the directorial debut of Oscar– and Emmy-winning actress Regina King.
The film was runner-up for the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. King is being floated as a potential Best Director nomination; each of the four main actors are also contenders for various performance nods.
“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).
‘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.”