Watch the First-Look Trailer for Barry Jenkins-Directed ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

In his return to the big screen, Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins takes on a film adaptation of If Beale Street Could Talk, a critically acclaimed James Baldwin novel published in 1974.

The movie stars Kiki Layne and Stephan James as Clementine “Tish” Rivers and Alonzo “Fonny” Hunt, a couple torn apart when Fonny is falsely accused of rape. While he is in prison Tish discovers she is pregnant and with the help of a lawyer and her family tries to find evidence to exonerate Fonny.

The supporting cast includes Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry, Mad Men’s Teyonah Parris and 7 Second‘s Regina King.

Jenkins will also be reuniting with several of the Oscar-nominated talents, who worked on Moonlight including cinematographer James Laxton, composer Nicholas Britell and editors Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders.

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If Beale Street Could Talk will open in theaters this fall. Watch the trailer, which released on Aug. 2, the 94th anniversary of Baldwin’s birth.

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