Back in 1964, four influential figures of the civil rights movement — each from various spheres of culture (political, music, sports and movies) — met together in a Miami hotel room. No official record was kept of what they discussed, but One Night In Miami… imagines what their conversation may have been like.
Based on the stage play by Kemp Powers (Soul), the directorial debut from Academy Award winning actress Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk, HBO’s Watchmen) dramatizes this fateful meeting, one that occurred the night that Cassius Clay (a.k.a. the soon-to-be Muhammad Ali) won the heavyweight boxing title for the first time.
Garnering Oscar buzz — and with a tone and subject matter that screams Oscar bait — One Night In Miami… stars Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton) as R&B legend Sam Cooke, Aldis Hodge (Hidden Figures) as NFL star turned Hollywood actor Jim Brown, Eli Goree (TV’s Riverdale and Ballers) as Cassius Clay and Kingsley Ben-Adir (TV’s The OA, Peaky Blinders) as Malcom X.
Opening in select theaters on January 8, 2021, One Night In Miami… premieres a week later on Amazon Prime January 15.
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