Gina Prince-Bythewood returns with what could be a new film darling to compete with her film Love & Basketball. Beyond the Lights is her latest film starring an impressive cast of seasoned veteran actors and up and coming actors like Mbatha-Raw (Belle), Minnie Driver, and Danny Glover. It looks really good. I’m here for it. Watch the grailer and see if you agree.
Release: November 14, 2014 Writer: Gina Prince-Bythewood Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver, Colson “MGK” Baker and Danny Glover Producers: Stephanie Allain, Ryan Kavanaugh, Amar’e Stoudemire, Reggie Rock Bythewood Executive Producers: Tucker Tooley, Matt Alvarez, Robbie Brenner, Ron Burkle, Jason Colbeck
Beyond the Lights is the story of Noni, the music world’s latest superstar. But not all is what it seems, and the pressures of fame have Noni on the edge – until she meets Kaz Nicol, a young cop and aspiring politician who’s been assigned to her detail. Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard, despite the protests of those around them who urge them to put their career ambitions ahead of their romance. But it is ultimately Kaz’s love that gives Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be.
Scandal, fame, power, and love? Yes, please. This is definitely giving me The Bodyguard vibes.