‘Native Son’ Official Trailer: Update of American Classic Comes to HBO Next Month

‘Native Son’ Official Trailer: Update of American Classic Comes to HBO Next Month
One of the highest-profile premieres at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was “Native Son,” the Rashid Johnson-directed adaptation of the classic Richard Wright novel. Ashton Sanders (who audiences may recognize from his role in “Moonlight”), stars as Bigger Thomas, a young man who is hired to be the driver for a white businessman (Bill Camp). When a set of tragic circumstances flip Bigger’s entire life upside down, he tries to find a way to escape this strange new dangerous world.

The cast for the film is filled with electrifying up-and-coming performers and established screen vets. KiKi Layne (star of another Barry Jenkins film “If Beale Street Could Talk”), Margaret Qualley (who’ll also be seen in the upcoming “Fosse/Verdon”), David Alan Grier, Sanaa Lathan, Nick Robinson, Elizabeth Marvel, and Stephen McKinley Henderson all play pivotal roles in the unfolding of Bigger’s fate.

This version of “Native Son” takes place in Chicago,
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