John Boyega plays a London police officer who believes he can effect change from inside the organization in the new trailer for Steve McQueen’s Red, White and Blue, premiering December 4th on Amazon Prime Video.
The film is based on the true story of Larry Logan, a forensic scientist who yearns to do more with his life. After watching two cops assault his father, Larry decides to become a police officer, an old childhood ambition that’s also “borne from the naive hope of wanting to change racist attitudes from within,” per a press release. The new short trailer for the film teases the tensions that flare inside Logan’s house after he takes the job, as well as his struggle to overcome the blatant racism he faces at work, despite his exemplary work as a Constable for the Metropolitan Police Force.
Along with Boyega, Red, White and Blue stars Steve Toussaint, Tyrone Huntley, Nathan Vidal, and Jaden Oshenye. McQueen co-wrote the script with Courttia Newland.
Red, White and Blue will be the third film in McQueen’s Small Axe anthology, which comprises five films set in London’s West Indian community between the late Sixties and mid-Eighties. The series kicked off November 20th with Mangrove, and continues this Friday, November 27th, with Lovers Rock. The final two films, Alex Wheatle and Education, arrive on December 11th and 18th, respectively.