The Inspection, an upcoming drama movie from A24 that is based on real events that writer-director Elegance Bratton experienced, now has a brand-new trailer.
In The Inspection, Jeremy Pope, an Emmy and Tony Award nominee, plays Ellis French, a gay Black man who is rejected by his mother, Gabrielle Union (Being Mary Jane, the adaptation of Cheaper by the Dozen), and who is left facing an uncertain future. He decides to enlist in the Marines to fight for success in a system that is not only physically taxing but also contains strong prejudices against him as a result of his mother’s rejection, whose acceptance he so badly seeks. He discovers a sense of belonging that helps him learn about himself and permanently alters his life and future through these struggles and a community that is established.
In 2019, Bratton directed the documentary Piers Kids, which followed a group of Black, LGBT, and transgender children who resided on the Christopher Street Pier in New York City. The Inspection is Bratton’s first narrative feature film. The cast also includes Ral Castillo, McCaul Lombardi, Aaron Dominguez, and Bokeem Woodbine in addition to Pope and Union. The movie is made by Effie Brown, who also contributed financial support to the endeavour on behalf of Gamechanger and Chester Algernal for Freedom Principle. A24 will also co-finance the movie and take care of its international distribution.
The Inspection Trailer