Quibi has released the official trailer for #Freerayshawn, one of its “Movies In Chapters” lineup. The film is executive produced by Antoine Fuqua and stars Stephan James and Laurence Fishburne.
#FreeRayshawn tells the story of a young black Iraq War veteran named Rayshawn (James) who is set up by New Orleans police on a drug deal, runs for his life, and takes refuge inside his apartment building with his girlfriend and child.
With New Orleans PD and the SWAT team outside ready to storm his home, a social media frenzy begins, as community members and news outlets arrive at the scene. During this growing mayhem, a sympathetic cop named Steven Poincy (Fishburne) plays the role of negotiator, and, over the course of one brutally stressful day, tries to get Rayshawn to calmly surrender in order to avoid an escalation of unnecessary violence.
The film is directed by Seith Mann and written by Mark Maurino. The Quibi app launches on April 6 and is now available for pre-order.