Netflix has dropped the trailer for Message from the King, a gritty thriller led by Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman.
Featuring a cast that also includes Aussie actress Teresa Palmer, Luke Evans, Alfred Molina and Tom Felton, Message from the King tells the story of Jacob King (Boseman), a badass who arrives in L.A. from South Africa in search of his sister. After he finds out she was murdered, well, good luck to anyone in his sights.
Directed by Beligan filmmaker Fabrice Du Welz, whose credits include very dark pics Calvaire and Alléluia, this looks like the type of old-school Death Wish-style thriller that relishes the grime of city underbellies. The road looks appropriately tough ahead, Boseman’s a damn solid pick for a lead, plus there’s a strong supporting to cast to boot. Let’s hope we have a tense, white-knuckle ride here.
The screenplay comes from Stephen Cornwell and Oliver Butcher, who penned the 2011 Liam Neeson thriller Unknown.
Message from the King will be hitting Netflix on August 4.