The official trailer for Message from the King stars Chadwick Boseman as a South African in desperate pursuit of justice. Directed by Fabrice Du Weiz and co-written by Stephen Cornwell and Oliver Butcher, the new movie will see Boseman take on the role of one Jacob King, a young man who travels to Los Angeles to seek out his sister Bianca (Sibongile Miambo). Unfortunately for Jacob, upon arriving stateside with just a few hundreds of dollars in cash to his name, he discovers that Bianca has been murdered, leaving him with only six days to seek vengeance.
Following his breakout performances in biographical films like 42 (where he played Jackie Robinson) and Get on Up (where he played James Brown), Boseman made his onscreen debut as T’Challa in Captain America: Civil War and will reprise the role in both the upcoming Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War. The actor isn’t only going to be appearing in MCU movies over the next year either; Boseman will also be playing Thurgood Marshall in this fall’s biopic Marshall, in addition to starring in Message from the King for Netflix.
Netflix has now released a proper trailer for Message from the King (see the video above), to go along with the poster for the film (see below). The movie’s supporting cast is relatively stacked too, with names like Alfred Molina (Feud), Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast), Natalie Martinez (Under the Dome), Teresa Palmer (Hacksaw Ridge), and Tom Felton (Harry Potter).
Boseman definitely appears to be bringing all of the athleticism that he has previously displayed in the MCU to bear upon a role that will require equal parts intellectual cunning and physical intimidation in Message from the King. As Jacob King, Boseman will take on the role of a wronged man who comes to America in order to dole out justice behind enemy lines.
From everything seen thus far, Netflix made the right decision in securing the domestic distribution rights for Message from the King, following the movie’s premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival last September. If everything falls into place, then fans of Boseman as both an actor and one of the core stars of the MCU right now, will have another fine film featuring the rising talent to look forward to.
Message from the King becomes available on Netflix starting August 4.
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