Sony Pictures Entertainment released a teaser trailer for its upcoming biblical themed epic The Book of Clarence. The film follows Clarence, a man living during biblical times who struggles and toils everyday but is unable to build a better life for himself and his family. A chance encounter with the Messiah Jesus gives Clarence inspiration to try and make himself a Messiah, which causes unforeseen consequences for Clarence and his disciples. The official synopsis states:
From visionary filmmaker Jeymes Samuel, The Book of Clarence is a bold new take on the timeless Biblical-era epic. Streetwise but down-on-his-luck, Clarence (LaKeith Stanfield) is struggling to find a better life for his family, while fighting to free himself of debt. Captivated by the power and glory of the rising Messiah and His apostles, he risks everything to carve his own path to a divine life, and ultimately discovers that the redemptive power of belief may be his only way out. The film features new music by Jeymes Samuel, JAY-Z, and more.
Joining Stanfield in The Book of Clarence is Omar Sy, Anna Diop, David Oyelowo, RJ Cyler, Micheal Ward, Alfre Woodard, Teyana Taylor, Caleb McLaughlin, Eric Kofi-Abrefa, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, James McAvoy, and Benedict Cumberbatch. The film is written and directed by Jeymes Samuel who also produces along with Shawn Carter, James Lassiter, and Tendo Nagenda. Garrett Grant serves as executive producer.
Check out the Book of Clarence teaser trailer below and check back here for updates as information about the film becomes available.