Tensions run high in the first trailer for Detroit, the upcoming movie from Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty). The director continues her knack for transforming political and war-based stories on the big screen for this project, which is based off the 1967 riots in Motor City.
John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Pacific Rim: Uprising) stars as a police officer who is thrown into one of American history's largest and most terrifying civil uprisings. "I'll sleep when they stop rioting," he says in the trailer. The gripping tale highlights the fight between the Black community and mainly white law enforcement.
Mark Boal, who worked with Bigelow on The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, is penning the script. They (along with Matthew Budman, Megan Ellison and Colin Wilson) are co-producing as well. Detroit also stars Jack Reynor, Will Poulter, Hannah Murray, Anthony Mackie, Jacob Latimore, Algee Smith and Laz Alonso. Look out for the film's release on August 4, 2017.
Next, shift gears by watching Matthew McConaughey and more break down their roles in Gold, a movie based on true events of the 1990s Bre-X mining scandal: