The trailer has dropped for A Lot of Nothing, the upcoming directorial debut of Mo McRae that stars Y’Ian Noel, Cleopatra Coleman and Justin Hartley.
The film is set to be released in theaters and VOD on February 3, 2023.
Here's the description:
James (Noel) and Vanessa (Coleman) seem to be the perfect couple – happily married, successful, and comfortable. One night, their lives are rocked to the core when, after watching a tragedy play out on the evening news, they realize their neighbor (Hartley) was involved. In a state of shock, and with opposing viewpoints on how to address the issue, they embark on a highly combustible journey to ‘do something’ about it.
In addition to Noel, Coleman, and Hartley, A Lot of Nothing also features Lex Scott Davis and Shamier Anderson.
Mo McRae wanted his directorial debut to tackle a complicated topic.
While speaking with Shadow and Act when the film debuted at SXSW, McRae revealed that the issues of racism, police brutality and racial prejudice were the inspiration behind this film.
“I was really fascinated, maybe even enamored, with the idea of tackling really complicated subject matter, but in a way that was almost like absurdist theater, which would allow us to be able to laugh and still be entertained by it which can kind of be therapeutic for us in a sense,” he said.
However, rather than having the film focus on a political agenda, McRae wants viewers to keep a human agenda in mind.
“I want people to leave this knowing that whatever they feel is OK,” he explained. I feel like we’re in a time in the world where a lot of times with our feelings, we don’t know if it’s okay to feel certain things. And I wanted to make a film where we could examine really complex themes, but still have fun. You can be angry. You can be sad. Whatever you feel is okay. I want people to just take away emotions and just being connected.”