Creed 2 writer, Juel Taylor’s directorial debut They Cloned Tyrone will hit Netflix in July at a global scale. Marco, the production company run by Charles D. King, and Poppy Hanks, is producing the film. Marco has a pronounced agenda of representing people of color in the fiml and television industry. They Cloned Tyrone is in perfect alignment with that motto.
Starring Jogn Byega (Star Wars Trilogy), Jamie Foxx, and Teyonah Parris, this film amalgamates themes of racial discrimination, unethical usage of AI, and the power struggles between the government and the people. Nevertheless, it doesn’t get too serious. It’s going to be a fun film, judging by the script. Yes, you can actually read the entire script of the film. But we don’t recommend that, of course, not before you have watched the film.
The official trailer for the film was released yesterday and it definitely packs a punch. You can check the trailer out here.
We were alson able to pull the official description of the film, here are parts of it for you.
Fontaine, a neighborhood drug dealer, is shot dead by rival Isaac and then is very shocked to wake up in his bed the next morning unharmed. He, Slick Charles and Yo-Yo begin looking into the incident, and their search eventually leads them to a vast underground complex where a government – backed lab is performing experiments on the local Black population.
The filming for They Cloned Tyrone started in 2020 and it was supposed to come out in 2022, however it got pushed out of 2022 and got a new release date. Netflix has officially declared July 14, 2023 as the release date for the movie.
In a recent interview John Boyega expressed his excitement about the film saying,
This is me just going home for a bit. Like, this is stateside Attack the Block for me. I’m just more than excited to see a small little hood go through an alien experience.
Boyega is playing the role of Fontaine Tyrone in the film. Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) plays Slick Charles and Teyonah Parris, known for her role in Mad Men, plays Yo-Yo.
Here’s the full list of cast members
- Tamberla Perry (APB, Boss)
- Eric Robinson Jr.
- Kiefer Sutherland (24, Designated Survivor)
- David Alan Grier (Joe Pickett)
- J. Alphonse Nicholson (Butterfly Boxing) as Issac
- Joshua Mikel (The Walking Dead) as DJ Strangelove