Saturday, May 11, 2013
Michael B. Jordan Shines In The Stirring First Trailer for the Sundance Drama, 'FRUITVALE STATION'
Flash forward to today, when the trailer of his newest film, FRUITVALE STATION, dropped and eliminated any doubt I could have had about him. The drama, which has been much talked about since it wowed audiences back at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, tells the true story of 22-year-old Oscar Grant (Jordan), unarmed and fatally shot in the back by a police officer after a disturbance on New Years Eve in 2009. Read more about the film in its synopsis below (from Ropes of Silicon):
Oscar Grant was a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who loved his friends, was generous to strangers, and had a hard time telling the truth to the mother of his beautiful daughter. He was scared and courageous and charming and raw, and as human as the community he was part of. That community paid attention to him, shouted on his behalf, and filmed him with their cell phones when BART officers, who were strong, intimidated, and acting in the way they thought they were supposed to behave around people like Oscar, shot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year’s Day in 2009.
First time feature director and writer, Ryan Coogler, helms what looks to be a remarkable debut effort that will hopefully resonate with an even wider audience in light of last year's Trayvon Martin case, which sparked a national outcry.
The movie also stars Chad Michael Murray and Oscar winner Octavia Spencer (as Oscar's mother, Wanda). Check out the trailer:
This is definitely on my radar to watch. FRUITVALE STATION hits theaters July 26th.