Jason Mitchell was the breakout star of “Straight Outta Compton,” and anyone waiting for him to get a lead role worthy of his dramatic talents will definitely want to seek out “Tyrel.” The film is the latest from “The Maid” and “Nasty Baby” writer-director Sebastián Silva and co-stars Michael Cera, Christopher Abbott, Ann Dowd, and Caleb Landry Jones.
“Tyrel” stars Mitchell in the title role, a young man who joins his friend on a weekend trip to the Catskills for a birthday party. Tyrel is tagging along as the guest of his friend, and he gets a shock when he discovers he’s the only black guy among the people he’s staying with in the Catskills. Testosterone and alcohol start to mix as the weekend turns wild and Tyler’s world starts to become a nightmare.
IndieWire’s Eric Kohn compared “Tyrel” favorably to “Get Out” after its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. “Sebastian Silva’s cringe comedy has a lot to stay about the microaggressions of black-white relationships in this perceptive character study,” Kohn wrote in his review.
Magnolia Pictures will release “Tyrel” in theaters December 5. Watch the official trailer below.