Traffik and The Intruder helmer Deon Taylor’s name is one you ought to keep bookmarked, and he’s proven this aptly with the official trailer for his latest thriller, Black And Blue. The cast brings Naomie Harris into the butt-kicking fray among the likes of Tyrese Gibson, Mike Colter and Frank Grillo who himself is just weeks away from kicking butt in Joe Lynch’s own Netflix outing, Point Blank.
BLACK AND BLUE is a fast-paced action thriller about a rookie cop (Naomie Harris) who inadvertently captures the murder of a young drug dealer on her body cam. After realizing that the murder was committed by corrupt cops, she teams up with the one person from her community who is willing to help her (Tyrese Gibson) as she tries to escape both the criminals out for revenge and the police who are desperate to destroy the incriminating footage.
There’s especially a social context here which I can wholly appreciate as it adds to the intensity and consequential stakes at hand. Plus, it’s just badass in a role this rare and helluvalot more engaging and physical than some of the similar roles she’s done.
Black And Blue arrives October 25 and also stars Reid Scott, Beau Knapp and Nafessa Williams.