Regina King's remarkable and brilliantly crafted drama One Night in Miami... will stream on Amazon Prime Video beginning on Friday, Jan. 15.

Based on Kemp Powers' stage play of the same name, the film largely takes place during one evening in 1964. Following a victorious boxing match, Cassius Clay (Riverdale's Eli Goree), soon to be known as Muhammad Ali, meets up with three of his friends - Malcolm X (High Fidelity’s Kingsley Ben-Adir), Sam Cooke (Hamilton's Leslie Odom Jr.), and Jim Brown (The Invisible Man's Aldis Hodge). The four men gather to celebrate Clay's win by reflecting on the accomplishment and engage in a series of in-depth conversations about their values, responsibility to civil rights, and position in history. It's an emotionally powerful and incredibly insightful exploration of these men's lives and humanity.

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Aldis Hodge plays the role of pro football player-turned-actor Jim Brown in Regina King's 'One Night in Miami... .'

Hodge recently spoke with us via Zoom video about portraying former pro football player and actor Jim Brown. The 34-year-old North Carolina native discussed being in two Malcolm X stories (the other is Spike Lee's 1992 biopic Malcolm X), the wisdom he collected from the experience, and how Jim Brown's nature can "open your mind to a sense of reason."

Watch the video interview below, and stream One Night in Miami... this weekend on Amazon Prime Video.

PRESTON BARTA is a member of the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association. Read his work here, on FreshFiction.tv and on RottenTomatoes.com. Follow him on Twitter at @PrestonBarta.

 

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