A new video features Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale, and Kenny Leon highlighting the global power American Son has to showcase a message about police culture and racism.
The Netflix cinematic adaptation of the Broadway play is set for a November 1 release. American Son follows an interracial couple, played by Washington and Pasquale, as they spend the night at a police station when they realize their son is missing.
Washington and Pasquale speak in the video about how terrifying a missing child situation can be, especially when they are black and the police are involved. “This is a film where you really get to walk in somebody’s shoes. This is a woman who is trying to prevent her life turning into a statistic,” Washington says.
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Director Kenny Leon also talks in the video about the reasons why American Son, which debuted on Broadway in 2018, is perfect for a cinematic adaptation. The film also stars Broadway alums Jeremy Jordan and Eugene Lee.
Watch the behind-the-scenes look above and the trailer below.