After premiering at this year’s Toronto Film Festival, 20th Century’s historical drama Chevalier finally has an official release date and a first trailer.
Based on a true story – and a pitch by writer Stefani Robinson (Atlanta) – the film follows the illegitimate son of an a French slave and a plantation, who defied the odds and grew up to make a name for himself as a master violinist and composer in 18th century France. Despite becoming a prominent socialite though, he would ultimately meet his downfall as a result of an affair with a married Noblewoman and a dispute with the notorious Marie Antoinette.
The film, directed by Stephen Williams (Watchmen), will hit theaters on April 7, 2023.
Kelvin Harrison Jr. (the upcoming Mufasa: The Lion King), Samara Weaving (Scream 6), Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody), and Minnie Driver (Rosaline) star.
Check out the first trailer below: