Focus Features has announced a release date for the upcoming film, The American Society of Magical Negroes.
The directorial debut of Sundance Screenwriters Lab and Directors Lab alumnus Kobi Libii, The American Society of Magical Negroes stars Justice Smith, David Alan Grier, An-Li Bogan, Drew Tarver, Michaela Watkins, Rupert Friend and Nicole Byer. Footage from the film that debuted also reveals Aisha Hinds has a role.
Libii was most recently seen writing and performing on Comedy Central’s The Opposition with Jordan Klepper.
“The American Society of Magical Negroes is a fresh, satirical comedy about a young man, Aren, who is recruited into a secret society of magical Black people who dedicate their lives to a cause of utmost importance: making white people’s lives easier,” the official description reads.
Julia Lebedev and Eddie Vaisman of Sight Unseen, Angel Lopez and Kobi Libii serve as producers on the film.
The American Society of Magical Negroes is among several films on Focus Features’ slate, which includes Alexander Payne’s The Holdovers, Robert Eggers’ reimagining of Nosferatu and Zelda Williams’ feature directorial debut Lisa Frankenstein.
The American Society of Magical Negroes will arrive in theaters on March 22, 2024.
Watch a teaser that was released for the date announcement below:
THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MAGICAL NEGROES. Only in theaters March 22, 2024.— The American Society of Magical Negroes (@asmnmovie) November 15, 2023
A film by @KobiLibii. Starring @standup4justice, @davidalangrier, An-Li Bogan, @drewtarver, @michaelawat, @rupertfriend and @nicolebyer. pic.twitter.com/5ZfH1jiBiw