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Antebellum (2020)

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Successful author Veronica Henley finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it's too late.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arabella Landrum ... Little Blonde Girl
Jena Malone ... Elizabeth
Eric Lange ... Him / Senator Denton
Janelle Monáe ... Veronica / Eden
Tongayi Chirisa ... Eli / Professor Tarasai
Achok Majak Achok Majak ... Amara (Ghanian Queen)
Jack Huston ... Captain Jasper
Kiersey Clemons ... Julia
T.C. Matherne ... Purcell
Robert Aramayo ... Daniel
Marque Richardson ... Nick
London Boyce ... Kennedi
Bernard Hocke ... Talking Head
Dayna Schaaf ... Yoga Instructor
Gabourey Sidibe ... Dawn

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Successful author Veronica Henley (Janelle Monáe) finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality that forces her to confront the past, present and future - before it's too late. Visionary filmmakers Gerard Bush + Christopher Renz (Bush + Renz) - best known for their pioneering advertising work engaged in the fight for social justice - write, produce and direct their first feature film, teaming with QC Entertainment, producer of the Academy Award winning films GET OUT and BLACKkKLANSMAN, Zev Foreman, Lezlie Wills, and Lionsgate for the terrifying new thriller ANTEBELLUM.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, language, and sexual references | See all certifications »

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Antebellum world wide release dates have been postponed due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). See more »


Captain Jasper says he is the 9th Infantry. However, his trousers have a yellow stripe on the leg, indicating that he is in the Cavalry. See more »


Sarah: The unresolved past can certainly wreak havoc on the present.
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Lift Every Voice and Sing
Written by James Weldon Johnson (as James Johnson) and J. Rosamond Johnson (as John Johnson)
Performed by Nate 'Rocket' Wonder (as Nate Wonder)
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User Reviews

Trailer misleads!!
5 September 2020 | by roankluijtmansSee all my reviews

When I saw the trailer of this movie, I thought it was going to be a weird horror movie that is fun to watch. But when I watched the movie, it was so much different. There isn't any horror in it. Its not a bad movie but it's not what I expected. They're were literally people walking out of the cinema because they expected something different.

Its a fine movie to watch. But not cinema worthy. There's no horror in it. Its not a scary movie just violent in the way slavery.

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Release Date:

18 September 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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2.39 : 1
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