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Native Son (2019)

TV-MA | | Drama | 6 April 2019 (USA)
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A young African-American living in Chicago enters into a seductive new world of money and power after he is hired as a chauffeur for an affluent businessman.

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Rashid Johnson

Writers:

Suzan-Lori Parks (adaptation), Richard Wright (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashton Sanders ... Bigger Thomas
Margaret Qualley ... Mary Dalton
Nick Robinson ... Jan
KiKi Layne ... Bessie
Bill Camp ... Mr. Dalton
Sanaa Lathan ... Trudy Thomas
Elizabeth Marvel ... Mrs. Dalton
David Alan Grier ... Marty
Lamar Johnson ... Jackson
Jerod Haynes ... Gus
Aaron Moten ... Tony (as Aaron Clifton Moten)
Stephen McKinley Henderson ... Mr. Green (as Stephen Henderson)
Barbara Sukowa ... Peggy
Judaea Brown Judaea Brown ... Vera
Jaedyn Lane Jaedyn Lane ... Jasmine
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A young African-American living in Chicago enters into a seductive new world of money and power after he is hired as a chauffeur for an affluent businessman.

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Release Date:

6 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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In the movie the Equalizer 2 Denzel Washington's character tells Ashton's character to look for a book on a the bookshelf called "Native Son." See more »

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13 April 2019 | by kelleyjohnson-04058See all my reviews

While I thought the characters were developed well in the first part of the film, the ending was extremely rushed. I read and loved the book but I felt these characters didn't stay true to the underlying themes within the novel that made it so great. This film doesn't really show the true effects of fear on Bigger and key elements were changed that once again took away from how wonderful this film could have been. I was disappointed.


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