If we hear her title Taraji Henson, we know that when it comes to Taraji. Henson, we are pretty sure we’ll get an impressive performance. Whether she’s an unmarried mother, an aspiring police officer, or a NASA mathematics expert, Henson always brings her best performance to any project she is involved in.
There’s a new film that’s not The Empire lead, which has been spotlighted in the past few days, having risen to the top spot of Netflix’s list of the top films. The 50-year-old actress is starring alongside Sam Rockwell in The Best of Enemies, a historical drama that was that is based on Osha Gray’s book The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South.
In the film, we follow the story of conflict and the unlikely connection between the civil rights advocate Ann Atwater and Ku Klux Klan leader C. P. Ellis in the backdrop of 1970’s North Carolina. Take a look at this trailer.
A true story, the film follows the struggle of Atwater to ensure the integration of an all-public school in Durham following a fire at an all-Black primary school, leaving students with no place to go. Twenty years after the death in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Atwater is asked to be a co-chair of a charrette with Ellis. The two discover more about their fellow classmates than they ever thought.
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Alongside the big names such as Henson and Rockwell. In addition to big names such as Henson Rockwell, Best of Enemies also includes Wes Bentley (American Beauty), Babou Ceesay (Rogue One), Anne Heche (Volcano), Bruce McGill (MacGyver), John Gallagher Jr. (The Newsroom), and Nick Searcy (Justified).
The film is written by and directed by Robin Bissell, who previously was an executive producer on blockbuster films such as The Hunger Games, The Tale of Despereaux, and Seabiscuit.
We’ll definitely add this one to our list of queues.