Hamilton star Daveed Diggs' film Blindspotting gets UK release
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After its Grand Jury Prize-nominated debut at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and critically acclaimed US theatrical release, Carlos López Estrada’s Blindspotting is set for release in selected UK Cinemas on 5th October 2018.
Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles (Rafael Casal), work as movers, and when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested as they grapple with identity and their changed realities in the rapidly-gentrifying neighbourhood they grew up in.
Longtime friends and collaborators, Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal co-wrote and star in this timely and wildly entertaining story about friendship and the intersection of race and class set against the backdrop of Oakland. Bursting with energy, style, and humour, and infused with the spirit of rap, hip hop, and spoken word, Blindspotting, boldly directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada in his feature film debut, is a provocative hometown love letter that glistens with humanity.
Daveed Diggs is, of course, most famous for originating the roles of Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in the original Broadway cast of Hamilton, but he's been making waves across all areas of the arts. He raps with band CLPPNG, and starred in last year's Wonder alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson, not to mention his stint on Black-ish.
The film also stars Diggs' Hamilton co-star Jasmine Cephas-Jones, Janina Gavankar (True Blood), Ethan Embry (Grace and Frankie), and Utkarsh Ambudkar (Pitch Perfect, The Mindy Project).
The news of the film's UK release is hugely welcome, after other Sundance successes like Boots Riley's Sorry to Bother You haven't been able to secure international distribution.
Blindspotting is in select UK cinemas on October 5th, distributed by Lionsgate.