Regina King’s ‘One Night in Miami’ to Release in Theaters on Christmas, Amazon Prime in 2021

After debuting to critical acclaim at the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals, Amazon Studios has set a release date for “One Night in Miami.”The film, directed by Regina King, will open in select theaters on Dec.

25 before launching on Amazon Prime Video on Jan.

15, 2021.“One Night in Miami” tells a fictional account of one incredible evening, in which Muhammad Ali (Eli Goree), Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge), Sam Cooke and Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir) gather after Ali defeated Sonny Liston in February 1964.

Kemp Powers wrote the script based off his 2013 stage play.Amazon sees the movie as a potential awards contender, and hopes it may result in King becoming the first Black woman nominated for best director.

In addition, she could also be the first person to land an Oscar for acting (following her win for “If Beale Street Could Talk”) and then receive a nomination for directing.


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