Ed Helms and Taraji P. Henson are set to appear in the new Netflix film Coffee & Kareem.
Based in Detroit, the movie centers on a new relationship between cop James Coffee (Helms) and Vanessa Manning (Henson), as her 12-year-old son Kareem (Terrence Little Gardenhigh) tries to figure out how to break them up. Trying to intimidate Coffee, Kareem hires a crew to get rid of him, and instead stumbles upon more criminal activity than he bargained for. When Kareem’s family becomes the group’s latest victim, he has to work with Coffee to stop them.
Directed by Michael Dowse, Coffee & Kareem also stars Betty Gilpin, RonReaco Lee, Andrew Bachelor, and David Alan Grier. The film premieres on April 3.
In other Netflix news, so many people have been quarantined at home amid the coronavirus pandemic and streaming video content that it could lead to a network crash. The European Union subsequently asked Netflix and other platforms—like YouTube—if they could upload in standard definition rather than high definition in order to prevent the internet from thinning out. Netflix has complied, with Deadline reporting the temporary measures will be authorized for at least the next 30 days in the EU “to relax the strain on communications networks as increasing numbers rely on internet connections in coronavirus lockdown.” Amazon, Instagram, Facebook, and Apple have also followed suit.