‘Fruitvale Station’ Trailer Shows a Promising Michael B. Jordan for Oscar Consideration!


fruitvale-station02A film that is already on Oscar’s radar before it even opens is Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station starring Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer.  Terence gave positive feedback about the film out of the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.  While the buzz is high for the film’s chances during awards season, this is one of many films the Weinstein Company has on their plate in 2013.  Other notable acquired films include August: Osage County, which had a trailer released recently, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, and the Grace Kelly biopic, Grace of Monaco with Nicole Kidman.  The film won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award back in January.

The first trailer has dropped exclusively from Yahoo! and it features what is sure to be a tension filled film full of emotion.  Displayed prominently in the trailer is the talented and beautiful Melonie Diaz, an actress that garnered my attention in Dito Montiel’s classic film A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006).  Michael B. Jordan, best known for his performance as Steve Montgomery in Chronicle (2012) has taken the lion’s share of citations from critics that have seen it.  If he is as good as many say he is, perhaps the summer release will give him enough time to gain momentum until the Oscar nominations.  Very early to tell but if I had a guess, I think he may result in the same manner of Derek Luke when he wowed critics, quietly I might add, for his performance in Phillip Noyce’s Catch a Fire (2006).  Nevertheless, I’m on board for the film and can’t wait to see it.

The film opens July 16th.

Check out the trailer:

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