The official trailer and poster is here for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival award-winning indie drama Crown Heights, directed by Matt Ruskin and starring Lakeith Stanfield as Colin Warner, a man wrongful convicted in New York in the 1980s. The film also starring Nnamdi Asomugha, Nestor Carbonell, Natalie Paul, Bill Camp, and Amari Cheatom, is adapted from the popular “This American Life” podcast. Crown Heights will open in select theaters on August 25th.
In the spring of 1980, a teenager is gunned down in the streets of Flatbush, Brooklyn. The police pressure a child witness to identify a suspect. As a result, Colin Warner, an 18-year-old kid from nearby Crown Heights, is wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Colin’s childhood friend Carl ‘KC’ King devotes his life to fighting for Colin’s freedom. He works on appeals, takes loans for lawyer fees and becomes a legal courier to learn the court system.