A trailer and poster have arrived online for the upcoming drama Kings. Written and directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, the film is set during the 1992 LA riots and stars Halle Berry as a single mother trying to track down and ensure the safety her children with the help of her neighbour – played by Daniel Craig – as chaos begins to gather in the city.
Here’s a synopsis as per TIFF: Millie (Berry) is a hardworking single mom with a soft spot for strays. When Kings begins, she already has eight children living in her house and will soon bring home another. Her neighbor Obie (Craig) is the local loose cannon, and the only white man in an area largely inhabited by African Americans, Latinos, and Koreans. With racial tensions running dangerously high, Millie and Obie would appear to be unlikely allies. Yet following the acquittal of four of the officers accused of beating Rodney King, these two must navigate the gathering chaos in the city to bring Millie’s kids home safely.
Kings is set for release on April 27th.