Amazon Studios has released a trailer for John Boyega’s upcoming film, Red, White and Blue, which was directed by Steve McQueen. The film is one of five films being released under Amazon’s Small Axe film series.
Small Axe comes from McQueen, and the films tell real-life stories “about ordinary people showing courage, belief, and resilience to overcome injustice and achieve something transformative in their West Indian community.”
Red, White and Blue tells the true story of Leroy Logan, “a young forensic scientist with a yearning to do more than his solitary laboratory work. When he sees his father assaulted by two policemen, he finds himself driven to revisiting a childhood ambition to become a police officer; an ambition borne from the naïve hope of wanting to change racist attitudes from within. First, Leroy has to face the consequences of his father’s disapproval, never mind the blatant racism he finds in his new role as a despised yet exemplary Constable in the Metropolitan Police Force.”
Boyega is joined in the film by Steve Toussaint (Prince of Persia) with talented newcomers Tyrone Huntley, Nathan Vidal and Jaden Oshenye. Red, White and Blue was co-written by Courttia Newland and Steve McQueen.
Red, White and Blue premieres on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, December 4, 2020.