BET+ has announced the premiere of the highly anticipated action thriller, ‘Call Her King’. The film, scheduled for release on July 6, features Naturi Naughton and Lance Gross in the lead roles.
‘Call Her King’ is written and directed by renowned filmmaker Wes Miller, known for his work on ‘A Day to Die’. The film showcases Naughton, known for her role in ‘Power Book II: Ghost’, as Judge Jaeda King who finds herself in an intense hostage situation. Naughton’s character has just sentenced Sean Samuels, played by Jason Mitchell of ‘Mudbound’ fame, to death when the courthouse is taken over by Samuels’ brother Gabriel, also known as Black Caesar, portrayed by Lance Gross from ‘House of Payne’.
The gripping narrative follows Judge King as she must rely on her wits, strength, and skill to end the standoff, rescue the hostages, and make her way out of the dangerous predicament.
The film boasts an impressive ensemble cast including Johnny Messner (‘A Day to Die’), Nicholas Turturro (‘NYPD Blue’), Tobias Truvillion (‘First Wives Club’, ‘One Life to Live’), Garrett Hendricks (‘FBI’), and Shiobann Amisial (‘Bel-Air’).
‘Call Her King’ marks the inaugural production of the newly established BLacklight Entertainment banner, co-founded by Andrew van den Houten and Wes Miller. The company is committed to offering quality opportunities for people of color and other traditionally disadvantaged groups both in front of and behind the camera. van den Houten and Miller produced ‘Call Her King’ as part of their mission to advance representation and diversity in the film industry.
Be sure to catch the premiere of ‘Call Her King’ on BET+ on July 6, marking a new milestone in the representation of diversity and talent in contemporary cinema.
Watch the trailer for ‘Call Her King’ below: