Racial tensions run sky high in the new trailer for A Lot of Nothing, a thriller from Sons of Anarchy actor-turned-director Mo McRae. Capturing the heightened mood of the moment, the film centers on an act of police violence committed by a white cop, and what happens when a seemingly happy Black couple realize he is their neighbor, and they decide to take matters into their own hands.
The film is led by Insecure actor Y’lan Noel and Cleopatra Coleman of The Last Man on Earth. Rounding out an exceptional cast are Justin Hartley (This is Us), Shamier Anderson (Stowaway), and Lex Scott Davis (The First Purge). David Oyelowo is aboard as exec-producer, and it’s easy to see why. Oyelowo is another actor who recently made the move to directing with his debut feature, The Water Man, and now he’s supporting McRae in his endeavor. Pretty cool.
Here is the official synopsis: James (Noel) and Vanessa (Coleman) seem to be the perfect couple – happily married, successful, and comfortable. One night, their lives are rocked to the core when, after watching a tragedy play out on the evening news, they realize their neighbor (Hartley) was involved. In a state of shock, and with opposing viewpoints on how to address the issue, they embark on a highly combustible journey to ‘do something’ about it. Wildly entertaining, humorous, and often absurd, A LOT OF NOTHING acts as a funhouse mirror to reflect the best and worst of humanity – and how our experiences of race, class, family, fear, love, and happiness drive our choices today. Mo McRae dazzles in his feature directorial debut, with a keen visual eye and a fresh, compelling voice. With A LOT OF NOTHING, he offers a pointed take on the micro and macro dynamics at play in many of our lives, tackling them with nuance, finesse, and wit.
A Lot of Nothing opens in theaters and VOD on February 3rd.