Picture Credit score: Focus Options
Teyana Taylor stars as Inez in upcoming Focus Options drama A Thousand and One, directed by A.V. Rockwell.
Teyana Taylor brings her performing chops to approaching Focus Options drama A Thousand and One. A 3-minute trailer for the A.V. Rockwell trailer has launched, with Taylor starring as Inez, a struggling mom who kidnaps her 6-year-old son, Terry, from the foster care system. The movie debuted at 2023 Sundance Movie Pageant and received received the U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic.
“By no means have I seen a life so just like my very own rendered with such nuance and tenderness,” a jury quotation for the movie learn. “I walked out of the theatre and wept in entrance of individuals I barely know as a result of this movie reached into my intestine and pulled from it each emotion I’ve realized to masks in these areas. As a jury we all know how inconceivable it’s to make work that’s actual, filled with ache, and fearless in its rigorous dedication to emotional reality born of oppressive circumstances.”
Set in Taylor’s hometown of Harlem, Rockwell told Collider that she was received over by the singer and actress’ authenticity.
“I didn’t need it to really feel prefer it was performative. Like, ‘Oh, let me be this city girl, this ghetto girl,’ or no matter,” Rockwell mentioned. “ what I’m saying? I wanted anyone who’s identical to, that’s my auntie or that was me at a selected age, and I feel Teyana had that in her innately.”
Additionally within the movie are Will Catlett, Josiah Cross, Aven Courtney, and Aaron Kingsley Adetola. A Thousand And One makes its nationwide theatrical premiere on March 31.
Watch the trailer beneath.