Loving poster is here, featuring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga
Focus Features has released the first official poster from the upcoming equality drama Loving, written and directed by Jeff Nichols (Mud, Midnight Special), and starring Joel Edgerton (Black Mass, The Gift) and Ruth Negga (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, World War Z) as Richard and Mildred Loving. Check out the full Loving poster in the gallery below! The film world-premieres today In Competition at the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival.
Inspired by the documentary The Loving Story (directed by Nancy Buirski), the film centers on Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple who married in June 1958. They were arrested, thrown into jail, and exiled from the state. For the next nine years, the couple fought for their marriage and the right to return home as a family.
The film co-stars Michael Shannon (who previously worked with Nichols on Take Shelter), alongside Nick Kroll (“The League”), Marton Csokas (The Equalizer), Jon Bass (“Big Time in Hollywood, FL”) and Bill Camp (Black Mass).
The production team is comprised of producers Ged Doherty, Sarah Green, Nancy Buirski, Colin Firth, Peter Saraf, and Marc Turtletaub. Executive producers are Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Jack Turner, and Jared Ian Goldman.
The story was told previously in the 1996 film Mr. & Mrs. Loving, written and directed by Richard Friedenberg (The Education of Little Tree), and starring Lela Rochon and Timothy Hutton. It was not well received by Mildred Loving or the general public.
Loving will open in US theaters on November 4, 2016.