Prime Video has released an official trailer for One Night in Miami. The film imagines a scenario where champion boxer Muhammad Ali, historic activist Malcolm X, renowned singer Sam Cooke, and pro footballer Jim Brown spend a night together talking about racial injustice, religion, and personal responsibility.
This has been on my radar since the first trailer dropped a few months ago. The performances look great, and I can’t wait for this to drop on Prime Video at the start of next year.
On one incredible night in 1964, four icons of sports, music, and activism gathered to celebrate one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. When underdog Cassius Clay, soon to be called Muhammad Ali, (Eli Goree), defeats heavy weight champion Sonny Liston at the Miami Convention Hall, Clay memorialized the event with three of his friends: Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.) and Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge).
Based on the award-winning play of the same name, and directed by Regina King, One Night In Miami… is a fictional account inspired by the historic night these four formidable figures spent together. It looks at the struggles these men faced and the vital role they each played in the civil rights movement and cultural upheaval of the 1960s. More than 40 years later, their conversations on racial injustice, religion, and personal responsibility still resonate.
One Night in Miami hits select theaters December 25, 2020 before streaming on Prime Video beginning January 15, 2021.
What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?