Anthony Mandler's feature film debut 'MONSTER' is finally set to be released. Initially planned for a 2018 premiere, the film's release was delayed but it is set for Netlfix on May 7th.
Based on the novel of the same name by Walter Dean Myers, the film is about a 17 year old student and aspiring filmmaker Steve Harmon (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) who ends up being charged with a crime he says he didn’t commit. The film will showcase the back and forth of the trial and the time that led him to jail. It raises the question on the kind of man he is - a young black criminal, assumed guilty and labeled a monster, or an innocent teen?
The film stars A$AP Rocky, Jeffrey Wright, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Ehle, Tim Blake Nelson, Nas, and John David Washington. John Legend and Nas are executive producers. Check out the trailer below:
I’m excited to share this beautiful, emotional and important story with you all. Monster - directed by @anthonymandler and starring Kelvin Harrison, @iamjhud, @jfreewright, @JharrelJerome, Jennifer Ehle, @asvpxrocky, @Nas - coming to @Netflix on May 7th. #getliftedfilmco pic.twitter.com/8NrTJPnq43— John Legend (@johnlegend) April 6, 2021