Arts & Culture
Screen Adaptation of American Son to stream on Netflix
01 November 2019
Netflix UK has scheduled a November 1 release for the upcoming screen adaptation of Christopher Demos-Brown’s star-packed Broadway-debut play American Son: The Fire This Time. In advance of the Netflix release, the film will receive an official premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12 2019.
Helmed by the play’s director, Kenny Leon, the film features the four stars who debuted American Son on Broadway:
The play is set at a Florida police station in the middle of the night, where a mother (Washington) is engaged in a search for her missing teenage son. Soon her estranged husband (Pasquale) appears, and the evening spirals out of control.
The play centres on the dynamics of the timeless themes of family, racism and identity.
Available to watch on Netflix UK from November 1st 2019.