Here’s A Sneak Peek At Regina King’s ‘One Night in Miami’ That Portrays Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, Cassius Clay and Jim Brown

by Krystal Franklin

June 24, 2020

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Earlier this year casting for Regina Kings film, One Night in Miami was announced and now we have the first image from the play-turned-movie which follows a real-life night featuring a pre-Muhammad Ali Cassius ClayJim BrownMalcolm X and Sam Cooke. “Set on the night of February 25, 1964, the story follows a young Cassius Clay as he emerges from the Miami Beach Convention Center as the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. Against all odds, he’s defeated Sonny Liston and shocked the world of boxing. While crowds of people swarm Miami Beach’s hotspots to celebrate the match, Clay — unable to stay on the island because of Jim Crow-era segregation laws — spends the night at the Hampton House Motel in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood celebrating with three of his friends: activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke and football star Jim Brown. The next morning, the men emerge determined to define a new world.”

 

Recognize the actors? Kingsley Ben-Adir (The OA) portrays Malcolm X.

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Aldis Hodge (Clemency) as Jim Brown

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Tony winner Leslie Odom, Jr. as Sam Cooke

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Eli Goree (Riverdale) as Cassius Clay

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