The minds behind Fruitvale Station — winner of the U.S. Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival — are giving the public a sneak peek at the acclaimed film with the first trailer, released today. The film stars Friday Night Lights‘ Michael B. Jordan as Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old San Francisco Bay Area man whose 2009 shooting by Oakland BART police sparked outrage and protests in the city.
The Weinstein Co. bought Ryan Coogler’s directorial debut from the festival for $2 million. Fruitvale Station — a candidate to win big during the upcoming awards season — will be released July 26. Watch the trailer here:
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