While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, Slim and Queen, ( Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith), are pulled over for a minor traffic violation. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, Slim takes the officer’s gun and shoots him in self-defence. Terrified and in fear for their lives, Slim, a retail employee, and Queen, a criminal defense lawyer, who are now labelled as cop killers in the media, are forced to go on the run and evade the law.
When a video of the incident goes viral, the unwitting outlaws soon become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country.
Director: Melina Matsoukas
Producers: Lena Waithe, Melina Matsoukas, James Frey, Michelle Knudsen, Andrew Coles
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bookem Woodbine, Chloë Sevigny, Flea and Sturgill Simpson as Police Officer Reed.
Studio: Universal Pictures
Release Date: November 27, 2019 (USA)