“Doing the right thing is never wrong,” Keke Palmer said in the first official trailer for her upcoming film. Alice.
The film, which marks the directorial debut of Krystin Ver Linden, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the US Screenplay Competition Category. Palmer plays Alice, a slave woman in 1800s Georgia who, after escaping her plantation, learns that it is actually 1973.
The two-minute trailer opens with a glimpse of the slave life Palmer’s Alice lived before her escape. She then meets political activist Frank, played by Common, who helps her as she regains her life with her new-found freedom. However, Alice still hopes to seek revenge despite warnings from Frank that returning to the house of her enslaved (Jonny Lee Miller) will be a “death certificate”.
After calling the man, Alice warns, “That’s the woman you used to ‘own’.” You have watched us tormented. It’s my turn now.”
“I’m not scared and that should scare you,” she later told him in the face.
Alice was inspired by true events about black Americans still enslaved after the Emancipation Proclamation. In an interview with The Hollywood ReporterPalmer, who is also executive producer, described the film as “a tribute to the Blaxpoitation era” and said joining the film was “a way to show my activism, pride about my community and the ways I want to encourage my community, especially when referencing the past. ”
Alice will release in theaters on March 18 through Roadside Rights.