'Loving' Trailer: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga Fight for Their Interracial Love
"I know we have some enemies, but we have some friends too."
The first trailer for Loving, unveiled Tuesday, shows Ruth Negga's and Joel Edgerton's fight for their love.
The Jeff Nichols film, based on a true story, stars Edgerton as Richard Loving, whose interracial marriage to Mildred (Negga) caused them to be sentenced to prison in Virginia in 1958. Their case was taken up by the American Civil Liberties Union and eventually went all the way to the Supreme Court, resulting in the end of America's miscegenation laws.
Already tipped as an Oscar contender, the drama set off a buzz in its Cannes debut. As noted in THR's review, "It’s a big subject treated in an unfailingly intimate manner, largely without caricature or grandstanding on either side of the issue, an approach that will generate respect and admiration."
Focus Features will release Loving in select theaters Nov. 4.