Barry Jenkins, the Oscar-winning director of Moonlight, is to board a sequel to Disney's 2019 remake of The Lion King.
Stephan James and Kiki Layne discuss the Barry Jenkins-directed film.
Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) brings his highly anticipated next feature to the screen, an adaptation of James Baldwin’s stunning novel, If Beale Street Could Talk. In early 1970’s Harlem, Tish, a nineteen-year old girl, is in love with a young sculptor, Fonny, the father of her unborn child. When Fonny is falsely accused of rape and imprisoned, Tish and their families race to clear his name before the baby is born. A story about love persisting in the face of racial oppression and injustice, Jenkins brings together a talented young cast which includes Stephan James (Selma, Race) as Fonny and newcomer Kiki Layne as Tish. If Beale Street Could Talk is in cinemas January, 2019.
Barry Jenkins' follow-up to his Best Picture-winning 'Moonlight,' '‘If Beale Street Could Talk,' premieres its first trailer.
'Moonlight' director to helm an adaptation of “If Beale Street Could Talk” for Annapurna Pictures, his first feature film since this year’s best picture Oscar win
When Barry Jenkins returned to his hotel suite at the Four Seasons Monday at 3 a.m. after a surreal night at the Oscars, he slept for a couple of hours, then watched a clip of the show’s ending on his cell phone, finding something oddly enchanting about those final shocking moments that unfolded on live... <a href="http://variety.com/2017/film/features/damien-chazelle-barry-jenkins-oscars-best-picture-shocker-interview-1201999305/" title="Read Damien Chazelle and Barry Jenkins on That Oscars Shocker: The Morning-After Interview">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
Damien Chazelle’s celebrated musical ‘La La Land’ is expected to pick up wins for the majority of its record-equaling 14 nominations at this Sunday’s (26 February) Academy Awards – but should it win the biggest prize of the night? A Best Picture win for ‘La La Land’ remains more than likely, with bookies still considering it the odds-on favourite, but behind it sits Barry Jenkins’ heartfelt drama ‘Moonlight’: a very different, but no less deserving film.