On Thursday, the premium cable network released the trailer for the heartbreaking film, which follows Bigger Thomas (Sanders) a young Black man from Chicago, after he becomes a chauffeur for an affluent White businessman. Thomas is quickly faced with
In the preview, Sanders and Layne provide stellar performances that are on par with their roles in Moonlight and If Beale Street Could Talk, respectively.
The screenplay was written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori
Native Son is co-produced by A24 and will be air on HBO on April 6 at 10 p.m. EST.
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