This week we’ve been given the first taste of the new film from Mud and Midnight Special director Jeff Nicols, Loving. Due out at the start of next year, the film is a love story set amidst one of the most racially charged periods on American history, and reunites Nicols with Australian actor Joel Edgerton, who appeared in Midnight Special, and Ruth Negga, currently seen in the AMC series Preacher. The film premiered at Cannes earlier this year. Here’s the full synopsis of the film, followed by the newly released trailer!
Based on true events, Loving tells the story of a couple whose love would come to define a key moment in civil rights history. Defying the state of Virginia’s law against interracial marriage, Richard Loving marries Mildred in 1958. The state seeks to end their union by first jailing and then banishing the couple from Virginia. Richard and Mildred spend the next nine years fighting to get home, taking their civil rights case all the way to the Supreme Court.
Loving is written and directed by Jeff Nichols (Mud, Midnight Special) and stars Australian actor Joel Edgerton and talented newcomer Ruth Negga, whose standout performances were praised by critics following the film’s premiere at Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. Celebrating the courage and determination of the real Lovings, this beautiful film stands as a testament to the power of love and an inspiration in the on-going battle for equal rights.
Loving will be released in cinemas in January 2017.