August 11, 2016


'Moonlight' Trailer Stars Mahershala Ali & Janelle Monáe: Watch

The upcoming fall movie season just got even more exciting, thanks to A24 and Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment's new project Moonlight. The trailer was unveiled today, and gives viewers a brief insight to the drama that looks like it's bound to snag many future award nominations.

Written and directed by Barry Jenkins (best known for 2008's Medicine for Melancholy), Moonlight is a coming-of-age story following a kid named Chiron as he faces various obstacles with masculinity, his sexuality and falling in love for the first time. The film takes place in Miami during the late '70s War on Drugs.

Moonlight stars Mahershala Ali (House of Cards, Luke Cage), Naomie Harris (Spectre), Andre Holland (Selma), Jaden Piner, Alex R. Hibbert, Ashton Sanders (Straight Outta Compton), Trevante Rhodes (Westworld) and singer Janelle Monáe in her film debut.

Look out for its theatrical premiere on Oct. 21, following screenings at the New York and Toronto Film Festivals.