Antebellum trailer: New film looks like the most original horror of the year

Janelle Monáe film could be the sleeper hit of the year

Jacob Stolworthy
Wednesday 24 June 2020 19:27 BST
Antebellum - trailer

Mysterious new horror Antebellum provides an intriguing if challenging spin on the alternate reality genre.

From the producers of Get Out and Us, the film stars Janelle Monáe as a famous star who finds herself trapped in a horrifying 19th-century dimension, where slavery is still legal.

While the Twilight Zone-style film’s new trailer gives nothing away, it hints at a deeper mystery at play.

Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz have written and directed the Lionsgate film, which also stars Gabourey Sidibe, Jack Huston and Jena Malone.

Monáe most recently appeared in the second season of Homecoming.

Antebellum will be part of the first slew of films to be released after cinemas reopen for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic.

Disney’s live-action version of Mulan and Christopher Nolan’s Tenet will lead Antebellum with their respective July releases.

Antebellum will be released in the US on 21 August, but its UK arrival is yet to be announced.

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