Love a good “chick flick?” Get ready to get the tissue out! The upcoming romantic-drama, “Beyond the Lights,” is sure to have you in your feelings.
Directed by Gina Prince-Bythwood (Love and Basketball), this film is the coming of age story of a pop star, Noni Jean (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and the challenges of her new-found fame. She unwillingly sells sex for success and attempts to conform to society’s standard of beauty to please her fans, “momager”‘ and all those who are counting on her for their own selfish financial gain. The pressures of fame have Noni on the edge – until she meets Kaz Nicol, a young cop and aspiring politician who’s been assigned to her detail. Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard, despite the protests of those around them who urge them to put their career ambitions ahead of their romance. But Kaz’s love might be just what Noni needs to give her the courage to find her own voice and become the artist she’s meant to be.
The story of Noni Jean is all too familiar. In a generation where sex sells and social media determines your worth, this story teaches that being true to yourself is the greatest testament of all! Produced by Relativity Media, “Beyond the Lights” hits theaters November 14th.
Watch the trailer above, and click through exclusive photos in the gallery below! Will you check this out in theaters?
First Look: Nate Parker In 'Beyond The Lights' [EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS]
1. First Look: 'Beyond The Lights'
From the creator of 'Love & Basketball' comes 'Beyond the Lights': the story of a the story of, Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the music world's latest superstar who crosses paths with young cop and aspiring politician Kaz Nicol (Nate Parker). We can't wait to see more of this sexy love story when it hits theaters November 14, but first take a look at these exclusive photos!
2. First Look: 'Beyond The Lights'
The British actress and actor who first stole our hearts in the 2007 movies "Pride" and "The Great Debaters" share a touching scene. Looks like there's plenty of moments with his shirt off!
3. First Look: 'Beyond The Lights'
When he IS wearing a shirt, Nate Parker plays a cop who aspires to be a politician.
4. First Look: 'Beyond The Lights'
Will Noni, the talented young musician on the brink of super stardom, be able to deal with the pressure of her new-found success? You'll have to watch the movie to see! But doesn't actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw look every bit a pop star in this purple hair and sexy gold ensemble?
5. First Look: 'Beyond The Lights'
Actress Minnie Driver plays Noni's (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) "momager" Macy Jean. The film also stars Colson "MGK" Baker and Danny Glover.
6. First Look: 'Beyond The Lights'
Noni's got an industry boo? Bad Boy artist Machine Gun Kelly (at right) will play fictional rapper "Kid Culprit" in the film.