BREAKING: Makeready has won an auction to finance 'Queen & Slim,' with Oscar-nominated #GetOut star #DanielKaluuya starring and #MelinaMatsoukas making her feature directing debut https://t.co/OhlG1V0qnC— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) July 19, 2018
- Makeready has won an auction to finance Queen & Slim.
- Daniel Kaluuya will star, with Melina Matsoukas (Insecure) making her feature directorial debut and Lena Waithe (Master of None) writing the script, based on an idea and treatment from James Frey (A Million Little Pieces).
- The film will be distributed by Universal, which has an agreement with Makeready, and is set for release on November 27, 2019.
- They're still casting Queen (which presumably means Kaluuya will be Slim).
- Plot summary: A black couple is on a first date that goes awry when they are pulled over by a police officer at a traffic stop.