TRAILER: BEST OF ENEMIES Puts Schools And Segregation On Blast

Best of Enemies is a new film starring Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell in a story that centers around a civil rights activist and the leader of the Ku Klux Klan working together. Set in 1970s North Carolina, the film centers around the fight for school integration. Best of Enemies arrives in April of 2019.


About Best of Enemies

Official Description: Civil rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina over the issue of school integration.

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Director Robin Bissell leads his first film after a career as a producer that includes helping films such as Pleasantville, Seabiscuit, and The Hunger Games become a reality. Bissell has a stellar cast and a killer setup for a wildly entertaining story. Like a good trailer will do, Best of Enemies presents the central story while giving us glimpses into where it will go. It appears Rockwell’s Klan leader is much more complex than a simple antagonist, while Henson’s Atwater is a firebrand looking to burn the old ways to the ground.


Best of Enemies features a cast that includes …

Taraji P. Henson as Ann Atwater
Sam Rockwell as C. P. Ellis
Babou Ceesay as Bill Riddick
Anne Heche
Wes Bentley
Bruce McGill
John Gallagher Jr.
Nick Searcy


The timing of the release is interesting. April isn’t really a month for dramas like this, and in 2019, this film will be going up against Pet Sematary, Hellboy, and Shazaam!. It’s safe to assume STX Entertainment is counting on all the people who have no interest in those movies to show up in droves. Stranger things have happened. And from the looks of the trailer, Best of Enemies will be an entertaining time at the movies.


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Ruben Diaz
Ruben Diaz
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