Watch: Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith Are 'Staying Alive' in Queen & Slim Teaser Trailer

Queen & Slim - First Look / Universal Pictures (YouTube)

Queen & Slim are staying alive, no matter what. Even in a world where police officers constantly target people who look like them.

From Universal Pictures’ press release:

While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith, in her first starring feature-film role), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country.

As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives will discover themselves and each other in the most dire and desperate of circumstances, and will forge a deep and powerful love that will reveal their shared humanity and shape the rest of their lives.


“I ain’t gon’ bend the world. As long as my lady remembers me fondly, that’s all I need,” Slim muses in the teaser trailer, which debuted at the 2019 BET Awards on Sunday evening.

The trailer, which features appearances by Bokeem Woodbine and Indya Moore, follows the treacherous journey of two people on the run as they tackle obstacles and newfound infamy as “the black Bonnie & Clyde.”

Queen & Slim runs into theaters on Thanksgiving weekend, November 27.

Staff Writer, Entertainment at The Root. Sugar, spice & everything rice. Equipped with the uncanny ability to make a Disney reference and a double entendre in the same sentence.

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I’m interested in seeing how a Bonnie & Clyde story works in the digital age.  What I’ve seen and heard, so far, I can’t wait until November to find out.