Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, Beyond The Lights is the love story between a talented musician and the young police officer who saves her from a suicide attempt.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who received critical praise for her performance in this year’s period drama Belle, stars as the violet-haired superstar Noni Jean. Nate Parker, who plays her love interest Kaz Nicol, has previously starred in Non-Stop, Red Tails, and The Great Debaters (alongside Denzel Washington).
Beyond The Lights also stars Minnie Driver and Danny Glover.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Beyond The Lights is the story of Noni Jean, a hot new award-winning artist who is primed for superstardom. But not all is what it seems,and the pressures cause Noni to nearly fall apart – until she meets Kaz Nicol, a promising young cop and aspiring politician who’s been assigned to her detail. Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard, despite the protests of those around them to put their career ambitions ahead of their romance. But can Kaz’s love give Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be?
Beyond The Lights will be released on November 14, 2014.