The second official trailer for Kathryn Bigelow’s upcoming film, Detroit, was released on Thursday by Annapurna Pictures.
Bigelow is also producing with Boal, as well as Annapurna’s Megan Ellison and Matthew Budman, and Colin Wilson, with Greg Shapiro executive producing.
Detroit tells the gripping story of one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that took place over five haunting summer days in 1967. The film explores systemic racism in urban Detroit.
The film’s ensemble cast includes John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, Jack Reynor, Ben O’Toole, Joseph David Jones, Ephraim Sykes, Leon Thomas III, Nathan Davis Jr., Peyton Alex Smith, Malcolm David Kelley, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Chris Chalk, Jeremy Strong, Laz Alonzo, Austin Hebert, Miguel Pimentel, Samira Wiley, Kris Davis, with John Krasinski and Anthony Mackie, Bigelow.
Aside from the most recent TV spot, this is the first time we are seeing scenes of John Boyega’s character, a black police officer, being interrogated. It is also the first trailer in which we see Samira Wiley (Orange is the New Black, The Handmaids Tale).
The feature, Oscar-winning director Bigelow’s tenth as a director, is financed by Annapurna Pictures. It’s also on the S&A Oscar 2018 predictions list.
Bigelow is a two-time Oscar winner for producing and directing The Hurt Locker. Boal is a two-time Oscar-winner for producing and writing The Hurt Locker. Bigelow, Boal and Ellison’s previous collaboration, Zero Dark Thirty, received five Oscar nominations including best picture and best screenplay.
Check out the second official trailer for Detroit below:
Annapurna has also begun posting videos highlighting the real people behind the Algiers incident, including Melvin Dismukes, who Boyega portrays in the film.
Detroit will be in theaters this August.