(First Look) ‘One Night In Miami’ Features Famous Icons

Amazon Studios in releasing “One Night In Miami” in select US theaters on January 8, 2021 and on Prime Video on January 15, 2021.

The heartwarming film centers around one incredible night in 1964, when four icons of sports, music, and activism gathered to celebrate one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. Underdog Cassius Clay, soon to be called Muhammad Ali, (Eli Goree), defeats heavy weight champion Sonny Liston at the Miami Convention Hall. Clay memorialized the event with three of his friends: Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.) and Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge).

Based on the award-winning play of the same name, and directed by Regina King, One Night In Miami… is a fictional account inspired by the historic night these four formidable figures spent together. It looks at the struggles these men faced and the vital role they each played in the civil rights movement and cultural upheaval of the 1960s. More than 40 years later, their conversations on racial injustice, religion, and personal responsibility still resonate.
The film, written by Kemp Powers, based on the Stage Play “One Night In Miami…” by Kemp Powers, was produced by Jess Wu Calder, Keith Calder and Jody Klein. The cast includes Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom, Jr., Joaquina Kalukango, Nicolette Robinson with Beau Bridges and Lance Reddick