The Forty-Year-Old Version Trailer & Key Art Starring Radha Blank
Netflix has released the official trailer and key art for The Forty-Year-Old Version, written by, directed by, and starring Radha Blank (She’s Gotta Have It). You can check out the trailer in the player below as well as the full poster!
Radha, a down-on-her-luck NY playwright, is desperate for a breakthrough before 40. But when she foils what seems like her last shot at success, she’s left with no choice but to reinvent herself as rapper RadhaMUSPrime. The Forty-Year-Old Version follows Radha as she vacillates between the worlds of Hip Hop and theater on a quest to find her true voice.
Winner of the Directing Prize at The 2020 Sundance Film Festival, The Forty-Year-Old Version is a hilariously candid and deeply personal debut from writer/director Blank. A fresh addition to the New York City slice-of-life canon shot in lush black and white 35mm, Blank’s film is an ode to the unfulfilled, and those whose adversity gives them a one-of-a-kind story to tell.
The movie also stars Peter Kim, Oswin Benjamin, Imani Lewis, Haskiri Velazquez, Antonio Ortiz, TJ Atoms, Jacob Ming Trent, Stacey Sargeant, William Oliver Watkins, Meghan O’Neill, Andre Ward, Welker White, and Reed Birney.
The film is produced by Lena Waithe, Jordan Fudge, Blank, Inuka Bacote-Capiga, Jennifer Semler, and Rishi Rajani. The Forty-Year-Old Version will release on October 9.