Jeffrey Wright - American Fiction
Photo Credit: Claire Folger © 2023 Orion Releasing LLC. All Rights Reserved.
American Fiction Key Art - Jeffrey Wright

(This post has been updated with the newest trailer!) MGM has released the official trailer for Cord Jefferson’s brilliant directorial debut, American Fiction

About ‘American Fiction’

The film confronts our culture’s obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes.

Jeffrey Wright stars as Monk, a frustrated novelist who’s fed up with the establishment profiting from “Black” entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes.

To prove his point, Monk uses a pen name to write an outlandish “Black” book of his own, a book that propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain.

Erika Alexander - Jeffrey Wright
Erika Alexander stars as Coraline and Jeffrey Wright as Thelonious “Monk” Ellison in ‘American Fiction’ (Photo credit: Claire Folger) © 2023 Orion Releasing LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The film is based on the novel, “Erasure,” by Percival Everett.

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Erasure (Paperback)

By Percival Everett

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The Cast

American Fiction stars Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, John Ortiz, Erika Alexander, Leslie Uggams, Adam Brody, and Keith David, with Issa Rae and Sterling K. Brown.

Release Date

December 15 in select theaters – expanding December 22, 2023.

Watch The Trailer

American Fiction had me hook, line, and sinker at Jeffery Wright!

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