Michael K. Williams Travels the Wild West in Final Role

The trailer for the next western Surrounded has been released, offering a first look at the late Michael K. Williams in his final role.

Williams plays alongside Black Panther: Wakanda Forever actress Letitia Wright in post-Civil War film.

Wright leads the cast as freedwoman and former Buffalo Soldier Moses “Mo” Washington, who heads West disguised as a man to claim a gold mine.

“I had to learn as a black woman living in this fucking white world that I have to work three times as hard to get a fifth of what I deserve,” Wright says in the trailer.

But Williams warns her: “Honey, you’re in dangerous water.”

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As she travels through the Wild West, her stagecoach is attacked by a group of murderous bandits. Mo is forced to take legendary outlaw Tommy Walsh captive while the remaining passengers seek help. “What ensues is a battle of wills, blurring the line between captor and captive, as they both attempt to survive the harsh western landscape,” according to the official description.

The MGM film also stars Jamie Bell, Jeffrey Donavan and Brett Gelman.

Surrounded was directed by Anthony Mandler from a script written by Andrew Pagana and Justin Thomas.

Executive producers include Aaron Ginsberg, William Green, Jason Cloth, Richard McConnell, and Suraj Maraboyina. The film is produced by Anthony Mandler, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Michael Berman, Derek Iger, Letitia Wright and Ade O’Adesina.

Williams died of an accidental overdose in September 2021. Shortly after his death, Thread the actor appeared in the film Breakup. He was also nominated for an Emmy Award in 2021 for his role as Montrose Freeman on HBO. Lovecraft Countrybut he died before the ceremony.

His latest movie Surrounded is set to hit digital platforms on June 20, 2023.

Watch the trailer below:

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