Jeff Nichols has specialized in sophisticated genre pictures for the better part of a decade now, with Michael Shannon headlining all four of his films to date: “Shotgun Stories,” “Take Shelter,” “Mud” and the just-released “Midnight Special.” He’s currently in Cannes for the world premiere of his latest film, the considerably different-sounding “Loving.” Watch the first clip now to see how the writer/director’s style has evolved.
Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Martin Csokas, Nick Kroll and Michael Shannon star in the drama, which dramatizes the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned laws forbidding interracial marriage. Edgerton and Negga play Richard and Mildred Loving, the plaintiffs in the case. The clip finds them in the field where Edgerton plans to build their home — and also where he asks her a certain life-changing question.
“Loving” was met with warm reviews and a standing ovation after its first Cannes screening. Focus Features is releasing it on November 4.