Janelle Monáe is returning to the big screen with her next feature film, the horror flick Antebellum. Today we finally got a closer look at the upcoming movie in an official trailer and it’s absolutely chilling.
The horror-thriller is brought to us from Us and Get Out producers, QC Entertainment. Antebellum serves as the writing and directorial debut for Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, also known as Bush+Renz.
While few specifics have been given, Antebellum tells the story of successful author Veronica Henley (played by Monáe), who is kidnapped and forced to live out a horrifying reality in which she is an enslaved woman. Monáe’s character then has to uncover the unfathomable mystery of her situation before it’s too late.
Starring alongside Monáe in the film are Marque Richardson II, Eric Lange, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Tongayi Chirisa, Gabourey Sidibe, Rob Aramayo, Lily Cowles, and Jena Malone.
Antebellum is due out in theaters April 24, 2020. Check out the trailer below.