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


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Janelle Monáe's first lead role in a feature film. See more »


Despite the fact that Denton, and everyone else involved, is guilty of scores of felonies, including kidnapping, assault, rape, and murder, he locates his secret plantation inside an amusement park with apparently no security around it, not even a wall to prevent the abducted people from escaping. See more »


Him: [staggers out of a cabin after having just killed Eli] "Eden...!"
Veronica: [forcefully whispers to Him after stabbing Him with his own bayonet] "My names... is Veronica!"
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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:

Antebellum See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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