Netflix debuts first trailer & key art for Sundance drama Monster
It’s been three years since the John Legend executive-produced drama first debuted at 2018’s Sundance Film Festival and now Netflix has unveiled the first trailer and key art for the ensemble adaptation of the legal drama novel Monster. The trailer can be viewed below while photos and the key art can be viewed in the gallery at the bottom!
Based on Walter Dean Myers’ acclaimed 1999 novel of the same name, Monster tells the story of Steve Harmon (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.) a seventeen-year-old honor student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder. The film follows his dramatic journey from a smart, likeable film student from Harlem attending an elite high school through a complex legal battle that could leave him spending the rest of his life in prison.
The ensemble cast for the film is led by Kelvin Harrison Jr. (The Trial of the Chicago 7) and also includes Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson (Respect), Tony winner Jennifer Ehle (Saint Maud), Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jeffrey Wright (The Batman), Golden Globe nominee John David Washington (Tenet), Mikey Madison (Better Things), Tim Blake Nelson (Watchmen), Grammy nominee Rakim Mayers (Dope) and Lovie Simone (Selah and the Spades).
Monster is directed by Anthony Mandler in his directorial debut on a script from Radha Blank (She’s Gotta Have It), Janece Shaffer and Colen C. Wiley. Having debuted in 2018 at the Sundance Film Festival and changing acquisition hands between Entertainment Studios, who initially renamed the film All Rise, and subsequently Netflix, the drama will finally arrive on the streaming platform on May 7.