“One thousand and one” for its streaming debut with Peacock

The critically acclaimed film one thousand and one makes its streaming debut this week.

The drama set in Harlem arrives May 19 on Peacock.

The film stars R&B artist Teyana Taylor as a poor single mother who kidnaps her six-year-old son from the foster care system. Keeping their secret and each other, mother and son set out to regain their sense of belonging, identity and stability, in a rapidly changing New York City.

The cast also includes Josiah Cross, Will Catlett, Aaron Kingsley Adetole, Aven Courtney, Terri Victoria, Abney Delissa Reynolds, Amelia Workman and Adriane Lenox.

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The film from debut director AV Rockwell was shot in 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It was a really tough movie to make because it’s a period piece and I had a first-time filmmaker’s budget — and the pandemic made it astronomically worse,” Rockwell said. Filmmaker.

“I couldn’t have predicted the pandemic and how it was going to tear up our budget, how it was going to create so many restrictions on how you could even film in New York, not to mention how the culture of the city has changed and what it feels like to shoot in the street when everyone is wearing a mask,” Rockwell added.

After winning the top prize at the Sundance Film Festival this year, one thousand and one hit theaters on March 31. It grossed a total of $3.4 million at the box office.

The drama is Focus Features’ latest release to air on Peacock after Of an age, spoiler alert And Tar.

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