This past January, JD Dillard premiered his directorial feature debut, “Sleight,” at the Sundance Film Festival. Now, ahead of its 2017 release, the first teaser has dropped.
The film mixes science fiction with magic and stars Jacob Latimore as Bo, a young trickster who after the death of his mother is forced to give up college and support his younger sister. Relying on his street magic skills to make money, he uses his illusions to peddle drugs for the local dealer, Angelo (Dulé Hill), but soon gets in over his head. Seychelle Gabriel, Storm Reid, Sasheer Zamata, and Cameron Esposito co-star.
The feature premiered in the NEXT section at Sundance and was acquired by Blumhouse Productions and WWE Studios. Eric B. Fleischman, Sean Tabibian and Alex Theurer serve as producers.
Latimore previous credits include “Black Nativity,” Ride Along” and “The Maze Runner.” He’ll next be seen in the Will Smith drama “Collateral Beauty,” out December 16, and star in an untitled Detroit Project and William H. Macy’s “Krystal.”
“Sleight” will be released on April 7, 2017. Check out the trailer and poster, courtesy of The Film Stage, below.