The 2023 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) announced it will open its 27th year with the upcoming Netflix satirical conspiracy caper film They Cloned Tyrone. The film stars Golden Globe winner John Boyega (Small Axe, Attack the Block, Star Wars), Teyonah Parris (The Marvels, WandaVision), and Oscar winner Jamie Foxx (Ray, Just Mercy) who also produced the film. The opening night screening will take place on June 14 in Miami Beach.
The film follows a series of eerie events that thrusts an unlikely trio onto the trail of a nefarious government conspiracy in this pulpy mystery caper. They Cloned Tyrone will have a limited theatrical release prior to launching on Netflix July 21, 2023.
They Cloned Tyrone is the directorial debut of Juel Taylor, the writer behind Creed II, and is co-written by Taylor and Tony Rettenmaier. The film is produced by Charles D. King, MACRO, Stephen "Dr." Love, Tony Rettenmaier, Juel Taylor, Jamie Foxx, and Datari Turner. The film is executive produced by Mark R. Wright, Kim Roth, Jack Murray, Federal Films, Dana Sano, Monte Lipman and co-executive produced by James Lopez and Poppy Hanks.
"ABFF is proud to continue its legacy of elevating emerging Black content creators," said Nicole Friday, President and COO of ABFF Ventures LLC. "Opening the festival with Juel Taylor's directorial debut They Cloned Tyrone, represents what we have stood for within the Hollywood community for 27 years, and we are thrilled to join with our partner Netflix to bring this film to our festival audience."
"It's an honor and privilege to open the 27th American Black Film Festival." said Juel Taylor, director and co-writer of They Cloned Tyrone. "We had a blast making this film alongside John, Teyonah, and Jamie, and we're excited to share it."
The 2023 festival will take place June 14 - 18 in Miami Beach followed by a virtual segment June 19-25 on ABFF PLAY, https://abffplay.com
. Also announced Emmy®-winning writer, producer and actor Lena Waithe is ABFF's 2023 Festival Ambassador. The full lineup is now available to plan your time at this year’s festival. Find the line up here: www.abff.com/miami