Director X's ‘Superfly’ To Open 2018 American Black Film Festival

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The Trevor Jackson led movie opens across the country next month.

(AllHipHop News) Director X’s remake of the cult classic Superfly is set to open the 2018 edition of the American Black Film Festival. The Miami Beach event will screen the motion picture during a June 13 screening at the Fillmore Theater.

Superfly is one of the few films of its era that featured African-American characters with agency and power,” said ABFF CEO Jeff Friday. “In bringing Superfly to a new generation, Director X has transitioned a timeless classic into a modern day, entertaining film that will be enjoyed by all.”

Trevor Jackson (American Crime, Grown-ish) stars as the main character Priest. The movie also features Jason Mitchell, Michael K. Williams, Rick Ross, and Big Boi of OutKast. Atlanta rap star Nayvadius “Future” Wilburn is curating the soundtrack.

“I’m a nerd and I lived through the Dark Age of comic books when people would take the things we love and just change it up,” Director X toldAllHipHop. “So when we decided to remake Superfly, I told them, ‘We need to respect the source material. We can’t just take the name and f-ck it all up.’”

The American Black Film Festival is scheduled for June 13-17. Superfly is scheduled to arrive in theaters nationwide on June 15.

Correction: The release date for Superfly has been changed to June 13.