A film that is stepped in mystery and seems to follow in the traditions of socially-driven horror, as has been seen by Jordan Peele’s films, Get Out and Us, Antebellum is slated for release on April 24, 2020.
Despite the film being out early in 2020, details have been kept relatively quiet and marketing has been minimal before its release. The trailer for the film first dropped on November 21, 2019, though it doesn’t give too much away. This is likely a positive feat, as horror audiences have complained in the past about trailers giving too many of the key details regarding movies away too soon. While Peele is not attached to this project, the producers have overlap, as they have worked on projects with him before.
Antebellum joins the list of many original horror movies that are slated for a 2020 release alongside the Del Toro produced Antlers, James Wan’s new Giallo film, Malignant, and Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho. Here’s everything we know about Antebellum so far.
Antebellum will release on April 24, 2020. The film is written and directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz. Antebellum marks their directorial debut; the pair have a history of socially-driven work, including a political music video for the hip-hop artist Jay-Z, as well as a PSA condemning police brutality. Antebellum is being produced by Raymond Mansfield and Sean McKittrick (Get Out). The production company for the film is QC Entertainment; it is being distributed by Lionsgate. Filming for Antebellum began May 2019 and the film is currently in post-production.
Story details for Antebellum are very much under wraps, likely on purpose. What has been released is a log line, “Successful author Veronica Henley finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late.” Janelle Monáe plays Veronica, though nothing else about characters in the film has been released. The trailer reveals two timelines; pre Civil War slavery, as a Southern plantation is shown, and modern times, as Monáe’s character is shown having dinner with friends, and a 911 voice-over is present throughout. The film’s tagline is: “if it chooses you, nothing can save you.”
The cast for Antebellum includes Janelle Monáe (Moonlight, Hidden Figures), Gabourey Sidibe (American Horror Story, Empire), Eric Lange (Victorious, Narcos), Jena Malone (The Hunger Games), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Kiersey Clemons (Sweetheart), and Marque Richardson (Dear White People).
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