“They cloned Tyrone” by Jamie Foxx to open the American black film festival

comedy hug They cloned Tyrone, produced by and co-starring Oscar winner Jamie Foxx, will open the 27th American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in June, festival organizers announced Thursday.

The Netflix movie also stars Golden Globe winner John Boyega and Teyonah Parris.

They cloned Tyrone marks the directorial debut of Creed II writer Juel Taylor.

“It is an honor and a privilege to open the 27th American Black Film Festival.” Taylor said in a statement. “We had a blast making this movie alongside John, Teyonah and Jamie, and we’re thrilled to share it.”

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“ABFF is proud to continue its legacy of uplifting emerging black content creators,” added Nicole Friday, President and COO of ABFF Ventures. “We are thrilled to partner with our partner Netflix to bring this film to our festival audiences.”

Here’s Netflix’s official description of the film: “A series of bizarre events pushes an unlikely trio (Boyega, Foxx and Parris) onto the trail of a nefarious government plot.”

In addition to Foxx, the film is executive produced by Charles D. King, Stephen “Dr.” Love, Tony Rettenmaier, Juel Taylor and Datari Turner. Executive producers include Mark R. Wright, Kim Roth, Jack Murray, Federal Films, Dana Sano, Monte Lipman, and co-executive producers James Lopez and Poppy Hanks. Juel Taylor co-wrote the screenplay with Tony Rettenmaier.

The 27th ABFF takes place June 14-18 in Miami Beach, followed by a virtual festival June 19-25 on ABFF PLAY.

Emmy-winning writer, producer and actress Lena Waithe is the 2023 festival ambassador.

The opening night screening of They cloned Tyrone will take place on June 14. More details about the festival can be found here.

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