Next month on Valentine’s Day, February 14, Issa Rae (HBO’s Insecure, Little) and LaKeith Stanfield (FX’s Atlanta, Sorry to Bother You) connect via a romantic drama in which a woman must learn from the secrets in her mother’s past if she is to move forward and allow herself to love and be loved.
When famed photographer Christina Eames dies unexpectedly, she leaves her estranged daughter, Mae Morton (Rae), hurt, angry and full of questions. When a photograph tucked away in a safe deposit box is found, Mae finds herself on a journey delving into her mother’s early life and ignites a powerful, unexpected romance with a rising-star journalist, Michael Block (Stanfield).
From writer-director Stella Meghie (The Weekend, Jean of the Joneses) from her original screenplay comes a sweeping love story about forgiveness and finding the courage to seek the truth, no matter where it may lead you.
The Photograph is produced by Will Packer, blockbuster producer of Girls Trip, the Ride Along franchise, and 10 movies that have opened No. 1 at the U.S. box office, including Night School, No Good Deed and Think Like a Man; and by James Lopez, president of Will Packer Productions. The film is executive produced by Meghie, Erika Hampson (co-producer Late Night, Life Itself) and Rae.
The film also stars Chanté Adams (Roxanne Roxanne) as Mae’s mother, Christina; Y’lan Noel (HBO’s Insecure) as Christina’s secret love; and Rob Morgan (Mudbound) as Isaac Jefferson, a New Orleans fisherman with a mysterious connection to Mae’s mother.
Check out the trailer above.