Fox Searchlight has unveiled the trailer for "Belle," which is inspired by the trust story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral who had a hand in ending slavery in England. Check out the trailer below.
Plot: Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar's son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield's role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.
"Belle" is directed by Amma Asante and co-stars Matthew Goode, Tom Felton, Sarah Gadon, Penelope Wilton and Miranda Richardson. It's set to hit theaters on May 2nd, 2014.
Looks better than half the stuff that's being produced right now. Actually, much better. Sorry, gets my vote.
LearJetwrites: on October 16th, 2013 at 2:03:13 PM
I'll watch that.
Sleuth1989writes: on October 16th, 2013 at 2:45:31 PM
Is it just me or are new popular filmmakers and actors just ripping off classic names. Like seriously, Michael B. Jordan...really?! That's not how you're going to be remembered by taking someone else's name. And isn't "12 Years a Slave" directed by a guy name Steve McQueen who ISN'T related to the McQueen's and is black?! Like what the f*ck?! Change your damn name because when I heard that I thought it was his grandson or something. Total bullsh*t.
They'll never stop. While the good ones have learned that you can't blame history for the present, the bad ones like to keeping riding that Victim train and will continue too until the "400 years in slavery" is paid up in full. You know, completely as always disregarding the fact that, historically, black people actually sold themselves into slavery...they always like to leave that part out.
minkowskiwrites: on October 16th, 2013 at 7:01:51 PM
@Sleuth: Yeah, I know. They wear the whole "I is a poor ole victim" right thing into the ground.
I was walking into a building early this morning and a black female custodian/janitor was going out. Because I failed to catch the door for her, she affected this whole "you jus' a mean ole whitey" attitude.
I see it everywhere, even when I try not to see it. Gets old. It's become a f*cking cottage industry. Same thing goes for women. They do the exact same sh*t. For example, they exploit bullsh*t rape statistics for power, money and attention. I get so sick of it. They were raped, they say. Half of all college-aged women claim they were raped, but rape to them means they were willingly, deliberately half-drunk when they got happily f*cked by the entire collegiate football team.
As a white male, I wonder when my time to play the victim will arrive. I'm guessing "never".
minkowskiwrites: on October 16th, 2013 at 7:02:17 PM
Sleuth1989writes: on October 16th, 2013 at 9:40:13 PM
That is incredibly messed up. I have been lucky to be around tougher and more individual women and people of other races. I've been VERY lucky in fact. That sucks though and overall is horrible how people, when it use to be something to fight against, is now used as a crutch.