Superfly, the remake of the 1972 blaxploitation flick, might have a few changes, but the main man is still one of the baddest in the land. After March's teaser, Superfly comes back with its first full trailer.
In this preview, viewers get an extended look at Grown-ish star Trevor Jackson, as he portrays a young drug dealer Youngblood Priest trying to get out of the business. Of course, he has to make one major money move before he tries to opt out, and he just might with the ability to dodge a bullet.
Aside from the slight title change, the film also takes place in Atlanta instead of Harlem.
"Atlanta today is kind of what Harlem was back then in the ’70s," Director X, who's helming the film, told Entertainment Weekly. "The music of the city is the music of the world. The culture of the city is the culture of the world. Trends that happen in Atlanta reverberate around the planet. So when we were looking for a place to set this movie again, Atlanta made a lot of sense. I mean, there’s a Whole Foods on 125th St. [in Harlem]. It’s just not the same. Times have changed. We’ve had to move with the times."
Similar to Kendrick Lamar curating the soundtrack for Black Panther, Superfly enlisted Atlanta rapper Future to produce the film's soundtrack.
Superfly, which also stars Michael K. Williams and Jason Mitchell, arrives in theaters on June 15.