TIFF 2016 Preview: Message From The King Starring Chadwick Boseman

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TIFF 2016 Preview: Message From The King
Posted by Wilson Morales

August 16, 2016

Message From The King posterMaking its World Premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival as part of the Vanguard selection is ‘Message From The King,’ starring Chadwick Boseman, Teresa Palmer, Luke Evans, Tom Felton and Alfred Molina.

Directed by Fabrice Du Welz from a script written by Oliver Butcher and Stephen Cornwell, the producers are The Ink Factory’s Stephen Cornwell and Simon Cornwell are producing with Rumble Films’ David Lancaster.

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Jacob King (Boseman) arrives in Los Angeles from Cape Town, South Africa looking for his missing younger sister. A stranger in a strange land, he has $600 in his pocket and a return ticket home in seven days. Within twenty-four hours Jacob King knows his sister is dead. This is the story of what happens in the next six days.

As he searches for her stepson and his sister’s killers and, wreaking havoc in her name, King’s journey propels him deep into the LA underworld and its intersection with Hollywood high society.

Evans is a Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist who provides services both legal and illegal and offers to help King find his sister. Palmer plays a mother who turns tricks to support both her drug habit and 6-year-old daughter; while Molina plays a Hollywood producer who has underworld connections and may or may not know where the stepson is.


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