Krystin Ver Linden taps into the book of Antebellum for her directorial debut Alice, from Vertical Entertainment. KeKe Palmer is Alice, an enslaved person yearning for freedom on a rural Georgia plantation under its brutal and disturbed owner Paul (Jonny Lee Miller).
Carey Williams follows up his directorial debut R#J with another love story in Emergency. Straight-A college student Kunle (Donald Elise Watkins) and his laid-back best friend, Sean (RJ Cyler), are about to have the most epic night of their lives. Determined to be the first Black students to complete their school’s frat party legendary tour, the friends strap in for their ultimate assignment, Solo cups in hand.
Race relations serve as the backdrop of director Aimee Long’s feature debut, A Shot Through the Wall from Vertical Entertainment. Chinese-American Officer Mike Tan (Kenny Leu) is in his early twenties and still living at home with his parents, one of whom is his overbearing mother, May (Fiona Fu).
Thriller writer David Loughery continues to milk his bread and butter genre in Shattered from Lionsgate. Luis Prieto directs the film, which follows the story of lonely tech millionaire Chris (Cameron Monaghan) amid an amicable divorce from Jamie (Sasha Luss).
The newest entry in a beloved Meta horror franchise slashes into theaters from directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett in Scream from Paramount Pictures. James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick pen the fifth film that will please old fans and possibly gain new ones.
Actor Jussie Smollet makes his directorial debut with B-Boy Blues. Smollet co-writes the film with James Earl Hardy, which is an adaptation of Hardy’s same-titled novel. Mitchell (Timothy Richardson) is a successful advertising executive living in New York who is unlucky in love.
Christian filmmakers, The Erwin Brothers continue their trend of inspirational stories with their seventh film American Underdog from Lionsgate. The film is a biopic of Kurt Warner (Zachary Levi), who went from a stock boy at a grocery store to a two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl champion, and Hall of Fame quarterback.
Denzel Washington directs Michael b. Jordan and Chanté Adams in the sentimental A Journal For Jordan
For his fourth film as a director, legendary actor Denzel Washington helms an adaptation of a New York Times bestseller in A Journal for Jordan from Columbia Pictures. A Journal for Jordan is based on a period in the life of First Sergeant Charles Monroe King (Michael B. Jordan), a soldier deployed to Iraq