LionsgateJanelle Monae’s nightmare becomes reality in the mysterious trailer for the upcoming horror film, Antebellum, which was released Thursday.
As the title indicates, the movie has a pre-Civil War setting, and cuts back and forth to present day. Janelle portrays a successful author who is “trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late,” according to the film’s synopsis.
In the trailer, we see her as a slave working in a field, as well as a modern day woman with a young daughter. As the scenes rapidly flip from the past to the present, a 911 operator responds to a call, but no one answers. The voice says, “Are you there? Is anyone with you? Can you get to a safe area?,” as Monae is terrorized when a hand covers her mouth.
The Screen Actors Guild award winner for Hidden Figures has a heavy acting slate as she’s currently featured in the Harriet Tubman biopic, Harriet. The singer/actress also joins Tessa Thompson as one of the voices for the live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp, and she’s starring in the Gloria Steinem biopic, The Glorias, opening January 1.
Antebellum will debut in theaters April 24, 2020.
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