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A woman in Harlem desperately scrambles to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime while carrying their first child.
This film is based on the novel of the same name by James Baldwin. The adaptation was officially announced in July 2017, with Jenkins confirmed as director. He had written the screenplay back in 2013, around the same time he penned Moonlight. The principal cast filled out between August and October 2017, with filming beginning in New York during October.
If Beale Street Could Talk will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2018, well before its theatrical debut in North America.
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