Your email address will not be published. On July 19, 2018, it was announced that the production company Makeready won a bidding war to co-finance the dramatic thriller film Queen & Slim, scripted by Lena Waithe from an original idea by James Frey, which would star Daniel Kaluuya and be directed by Melina Matsoukas. Slim comforts Queen, and they have sex in the car. Melanie Halfkenny. Joining hands, they declare their love for each other, but Queen is shot dead by an overeager officer. Queen gets out to confront the officer, reaching for her phone, and he shoots her in the leg. [5], In the United States and Canada, the film was released alongside Knives Out, and was projected to gross $12–16 million from 1,625 theaters over its five-day opening weekend. At a protest in support of the fugitives, Junior is urged to leave by a compassionate black officer, whom he impulsively shoots in the face, and is himself killed. [22], African-American Film Critics Association, Alliance of Women Film Journalists Awards, Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Female, Outstanding Screenplay, Adapted or Original, Outstanding Directing – First-Time Feature Film, St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards, "Lena Waithe Hopes Queen & Slim Makes Trump Mad: "I Look Forward to That Tweet, "Makeready Sets 'Queen & Slim'; Daniel Kaluuya Stars, Melina Matsoukas Directs Lena Waithe Script", "Jodie Smith-Turner to Star Opposite Daniel Kaluuya in 'Queen & Slim' (EXCLUSIVE)", "HOW TRUE-CRIME HORROR STORY THE ACT CAME TO LIFE", "Devonté Hynes (aka Blood Orange) Details, "AFI FEST 2019 Sets 'Queen & Slim' World Premiere for Opening Night", "QUEEN & SLIM In Cinemas in January 2020", "Queen & Slim review – love on the run across the US racial divide", "Queen & Slim struggles to meld its beauty with its politics – review", "Jordan Peele's 'Us' Named Best Film by African-American Film Critics Association 2019", American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, "The 2019 Austin Film Critics Association (AFCA) Nominations", "Black Film Critics Circle Anoints 'Dolemite Is My Name' As Best Film", "Directors Guild Nominees Include Bong Joon Ho, Sam Mendes, Taika Waititi", "The 2019 Florida Film Critics Circle (FFCC) Winners", "Guild of Music Supervisors Awards: Regina Spektor, 'Euphoria' Among Winners (Full List)", "Hawaii Film Critics Society 2019 Nominees List", "The 2019 Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) Nominations", "Motion Picture Sound Editors Unveil 67th Annual Golden Reel Nominations", "The 51st NAACP Image Awards winners list", "National Board of Review 2019: 'The Irishman' Wins Best Film, Adam Sandler Named Best Actor", "The 2019 Online Association Of Female Film Critics (OAFFC) Winners", "The 2019 St. Louis Film Critics Association (StLFCA) Winners", "The 2019 Women Film Critics Circle (WFCC) Winners", AFI FEST Interview: QUEEN & SLIM Writer Lena Waithe,, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Melina Matsoukas, Lena Waithe and James Frey, Best Music Supervision for Films Budgeted Under $25 Million, Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Music Underscore, Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture, Outstanding Breakthrough Role in a Motion Picture, Online Association of Female Film Critics, This page was last edited on 27 October 2020, at 20:51. They follow him to his trailer where he makes a call, telling them a friend can help them escape by plane. "[19] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A–" on an A+ to F scale, while those at PostTrak gave it an average 5 out of 5 stars, with 79% saying they would definitely recommend it. 4344545 HD. View All Details, 2) Social Media Profiles & More Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The next day, they sneak out of the house through a window and Queen dislocates her shoulder, which Slim resets, but her cry alerts a black officer stationed outside. 4344545 HD. [14] It was theatrically released in the United States on November 27, 2019, by Universal Pictures. (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times) 2 / 17 Queen & Slim had its world premiere at the AFI Fest on November 14, 2019 and was theatrically released in the United States on November 27, 2019, by Universal Pictures. Dawn Halfkenny will also be playing the role of Alex in the upcoming film … Actress Melanie Halfkenny, on the red carpet at the ”Queen & Slim” premiere during AFI FEST 2019 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The people Queen and Slim encountered react to news reports of their deaths; the Florida man has collected the bounty. Melanie Halfkenny is a famous actress and a singer who has released her own song. [6] In November 2018, Jodie Turner-Smith was cast to star opposite Kaluuya.