TRAILER & POSTER TO PRODUCER REGINALD HUDLIN’S EMPEROR STARRING DAYO OKENIYI, NATURI NAUGHTON, & KAT GRAHAM
Briarcliff Entertainment will release Emperor in theatres in the US on March 27, 2020.
Briarcliff Entertainment has released the trailer and poster to Emperor, produced by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Reginald Hudlin(The Black Godfather, Django Unchained),
Emperor is inspired by the legend of Shields “Emperor” Green, a descendant of African kings turned outlaw slave in the pre-Civil War South. Seeking freedom for his family, Green escaped from a plantation in 1859 and made a daring journey north where he met Frederick Douglass and John Brown. With the opportunity to continue to freedom in Canada, Green instead chose to fight to end slavery. The raid at Harper’s Ferry is considered one of the sparks that led to the Civil War.
Emperor stars Dayo Okeniyi(Terminator Genisys, “Shades of Blue”), Naturi Naughton(“Power”), Kat Graham (“The Vampire Diaries”), Mykelti Williamson (Fences), Oscar nominee James Cromwell (Babe, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), and Oscar nominee Bruce Dern(Nebraska , Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood).
Emperor is directed by Mark Amin (The Good Kill, Frida) from a script by Amin and Pat Charles (Black Lightning, “Sons of Anarchy). Produced by Hudlin, Cami Winikoff and Amin.