Via the highly anticipated film ‘One Night in Miami,’ viewers will get an adapted recount of a real-life night in 1964 shared by four of Black history’s most prominent figures – Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, Jim Brown, and Muhammad Ali.
Directed by Academy and EMMY Award-winning actress Regina King, the movie stars Eli Goree (Ali), Aldis Hodge (Brown), Ben Adir (X), and GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter Leslie Odom Jr.
Launched at the year’s Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews, now Amazon Studios has unveiled a first look at the project’s official trailer.
See it below:
“Set on the night of February 25, 1964, the story follows a young Cassius Clay (before he became Muhammad Ali) as he emerges from the Miami Beach Convention Center the new World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. Against all odds, he defeated Sonny Liston and shocked the sports world.
While crowds of people swarm Miami Beach to celebrate the match, Clay – unable to stay on the island because of Jim Crow-era segregation laws – instead spends the night at the Hampton House Motel in one of Miami’s historically black neighborhoods celebrating with three of his closest friends: activist Malcolm X , singer Sam Cooke and football star Jim Brown. The next morning, the four men emerge determined to define a new world for themselves and their people.”
‘One Night in Miami’ premieres in theaters December 25 and will be followed by an Amazon Prime Video launch on January 15, 2021.