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First Trailer for ‘American Fiction’ Releases After TIFF Premiere

The first trailer for American Fiction has been released online after its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, where Amazon MGM Studios picked it up through its Orion Pictures banner. Written and directed by Cord Jefferson, the film is an adaptation of Percival Everett’s Erasure and stars Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, John Ortiz, Erika Alexander, Leslie Uggams, Adam Brody, Keith David, Issa Rae, and Sterling K. Brown.

Here is the plot synopsis:

“AMERICAN FICTION is Cord Jefferson’s hilarious directorial debut, which confronts our culture’s obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes. Jeffrey Wright stars as Monk, a frustrated novelist who’s fed up with the establishment profiting from “Black” entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, Monk uses a pen name to write an outlandish “Black” book of his own, a book that propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain.”

You can watch the trailer below and see the movie in theatres starting with a limited release on December 15 before it expands a week later, on December 22:


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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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