Jodie Turner-Smith To Star In ‘Queen & Slim’
Jodie Turner-Smith is well known for her role as ‘Azima Kandie’ in the TNT’s television series The Last Ship. She is seen here attending SYFY’S Nightflyers Press line during Comic-Con International 2018 at Hilton Bayfront on July 19, 2018 in San Diego, California – Source: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images North America.
Rising star Jodie Turner-Smith will star opposite Academy Award nominee Daniel Kaluuya in Universal Pictures and Makeready’s Queen & Slim, according to film reporter Justin Kroll of the well known entertainment industry news magazine Variety.
Insecure helmer Melina Matsoukas is set to make her feature directing debut from a script by Lena Waithe.
The story follows a couple after they’re stopped by the police and how it affects their lives.
Makeready is financing the film. Waithe is producing via her company Hillman Grad Productions, along with Matsoukas via her production company De La Revolución Films; James Frey with his 3BlackDot; Andrew Coles; and Michelle Knudsen. Pam Abdy will oversee the film on behalf of Makeready.
Queen & Slim will be distributed by Universal Pictures worldwide with eOne handling theatrical distribution in select territories. The film is set for release in North America on Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 27, 2019. This is the first film greenlit under Makeready’s recently announced distribution deal with Universal. eOne is Makeready’s lead investor.
Jodie Turner-Smith will next be seen in Nightflyers for Netflix.
The Jamaican actress is well known for her role as ‘Azima Kandie’ in the TNT’s television series The Last Ship.
Other credits of Jodie Turner-Smith include Mad Dogs for Amazon, and True Blood for HBO, as well as a variety of independent films such as Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon and Drake Doremus’ The Newness.
Jodie Turner-Smith is repped by Untitled, UTA, and Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal.