Here’s The Powerful First Trailer For ‘Fruitvale Station,’ Starring Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer

Some five months after making a huge splash at the Sundance Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize winner Fruitvale Station is making the rounds with its first trailer.

Starring Friday Night LightsMichael B. Jordan and the amazing Octavia Spencer, Fruitvale Station recounts the last day of Oscar Grant, the 22-year-old who was killed by a police officer at a transit station in Oakland, Calif. on New Year’s Day 2009.

The film is the first feature length project from Ryan Coogler, a 27-year-old director who grew up in Oakland.

Chad Michael Murray, Kevin Durand and Melonie Diaz also star in the picture co-produced by Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker.

Fruitvale Station, which was acquired by The Weinstein Company for around $2 million following its Sundance debut, is set to compete in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival this month. The film will open stateside in limited release on July 12.

 

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