Netflix has released the first trailer for its upcoming adaptation of the critically-acclaimed Kerry Washington-led Broadway play “American Son” during the 2019 Emmys — and the tension is high.
Written by Christopher Demos-Brown, “American Son” tells the story of two interracial parents who reunite in a Florida police station seeking answers about their missing teenage son.
“The world still looks at him, like it looks at me,” Washington’s character tells the police officer.
Washington executive produces and stars in the project, along with her original Broadway co-stars Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan and Eugene Lee. Kenny Leon returns as director.
Leon, who won a Tony award in 2014 for “A Raisin in the Sun,” also executive produces alongside Jeffrey Richards and Rebecca Gold. Washington and her executive vice president of development and production, Pilar Savone, are also executive producing under Washington’s Simpson Street banner.
The film first just premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month and will launch Nov. 1 on Netflix.
Watch the trailer above.
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