Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Nate Parker, Beyond the Lights tells the story of a troubled superstar in an internal battle with herself.
Written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, who also directed Love & Basketball, Noni Jean (Mbatha-Raw) is a successful artist facing the pressures of stardom after she wins her first Grammy. After an attempt to commit suicide, Parker’s character, a young police officer, saves the songstress and the two form a bond. Danny Glover and Minnie Driver also co-star.
The film, backed by Reality Media and BET, will premiere in theaters on Nov. 14.
Here’s a first look at the trailer:
Read more at Indiewire.
(Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this post originally stated that the movie will be premiering on BET television on November 14. BET will carry the film after it is released in theaters.)
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