R&B singer Janelle Monae will appear on the silver screen for the first time this fall as she stars alongside Emmy nominated Mahershala Ali (Benjamin Button) and Naomie Harris (Spectre) in the new drama film, Moonlight.
Adapted from the Tarell McCraney play “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue”, Moonlight follows the story of Chiron, a young boy growing up during the War on Drugs era in Miami as he grapples with his own sexuality while experiencing the wonders and disappointments of falling in love.
The film is produced by A24 (Ex Machina, Room) and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment (12 Years A Slave, Selma) and also stars Andre Holland, Trevante Rhodes, Alex R. Hibbert, Jaden Piner, Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome.
Moonlight will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival before opening in select NY and LA theaters on October 21st.
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