HBO Films’ Richard Wright adaptation Native Son will receive its UK premiere on Sky Atlantic on Tuesday June 4th at 10:10pm, it has been announced.
Native Son tells the story of Bigger Thomas, a young African-American living in Chicago who is hired as a chauffeur for affluent businessman Will Dalton. As Thomas enters this seductive new world of money and power – including a precarious relationship with Dalton’s daughter, Mary – he faces unforeseen choices and perilous circumstances that will alter the course of his life forever.
The film is a HBO Films presentation in association with A24 and stars Ashton Sanders, Bill Camp, Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, KiKi Layne, Elizabeth Marvel, David Alan Grier and Sanaa Lathan. Rashid Johnson directs from Suzan-Lori Parks. It is produced by Matthew Perniciaro and Michael Sherman of Bow and Arrow Entertainment. Stephanie Meurer is the executive producer.
Check out HBO’s trailer for Native Son below:
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.