Quibi has unveiled a poster and trailer for the drama-thriller #Freerayshawn, one of the upcoming short-form streaming service’s ‘Movies in Chapters’, which is produced by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and stars Stephan James (If Beale Street Could Talk) and Laurence Fishburne (Black-ish).
The synopsis for #Freerayshaun, as per Deadline, reads:
#FreeRayshawn tells the story of a young black Iraq War veteran named Rayshawn (James) who is set up by New Orleans police on a drug deal, runs for his life, and takes refuge inside his apartment building with his girlfriend and child.
With New Orleans PD and the SWAT team outside ready to storm his home, a social media frenzy begins, as community members and news outlets arrive at the scene. During this growing mayhem, a sympathetic cop named Steven Poincy (Fishburne) plays the role of negotiator, and, over the course of one brutally stressful day, tries to get Rayshawn to calmly surrender in order to avoid an escalation of unnecessary violence.
Quibi is set to launch on April 6th.