Leslie Odom Jr, Eli Goree, Kingsley Ben-Adir and Aldis Hodge star in the new movie (Picture: AP)
Regina King’s directorial debut One Night In Miami has officially dropped, with star Leslie Odom Jr already surrounded by Oscar buzz for his performance.
Safe to say, the Prime Video flick is definitely worth a watch.
The Oscar-winner turned her hand to directing for the first time for the movie, which stars Leslie alongside Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, and Aldis Hodge.
It follows Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke in 1964, as the party gathered to celebrate the boxer’s win against Sonny Liston.
Was the meeting real?
The movie shows a fictional meeting between the four (Picture: AP)
The meeting featured in the movie was not real, although of course all of the people featured, and the boxing match on February 25 1964, were.
Kemp Powers wrote the screenplay, based on his stage production of the same name, which was first performed in 2013.
Who is featured in One Night In Miami?
Black American icons Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke are the focus point of the movie.
While the meeting was fictional, they were friends in real life.
Nation of Islam spokesman Malcom X is played by Kingsley Ben-Adir. 1964 was the year before he was assassinated, when he was growing more disillusioned with the organisation.
It’s Regina’s directorial debut (Picture: Getty Images)
Eli Goree takes on the role of Cassius Clay, before he became Muhammad Ali. On the night in question, Ali brought home an incredible surprise victory against Liston, with the fight going down in history.
Jim Brown is played by Aldis Hodge. He was an American football player and, in 1964, became an NFL champion. Brown is the only one of the four still alive today.
Leslie Odom Jr plays Sam Cooke, known as the King of Soul. He’s remembered for his hit songs including You Send Me, A Change is Gonna Come, and Cupid. In 1964, Cooke was tragically shot and killed.
Is there a trailer for One Night In Miami?
A trailer for the movie was released back in November, set to Lecrae’s Welcome To America.
The teaser shows the four celebrating in a hotel room after Clay’s win in Miami.
However, the tone switches when it shows Malcolm X’s house on fire as he says: ‘Because we are fighting for our lives.’
One Night In Miami is out now on Prime Video.
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