HBO has shared the trailer for Native Son, a film it will be releasing after its well-received premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
Adapted from Richard Wright’s 1940 novel and directed by Rashid Johnson, it stars Ashton Sanders (Moonlight) as Bigger Thomas, a young African-American man living in Chicago who gets drawn into a world of money and power when he becomes a chauffeur for affluent businessman Will Dalton. After getting involved with Dalton’s daughter, Mary, he finds himself with difficult life choices to make.
Co-stars include Nick Robinson, KiKi Layne, Elizabeth Marvel, David Alan Grier and Sanaa Lathan.
Native Son premieres on 6 April on HBO.