Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Beyonce Drops Exciting Trailer for DisneyPlus Visual Album “Black is King” Featuring Lupita Nyong’o, Pharrell, Jay Z, More

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Beyonce and Disney Plus have released the trailer for her “Black is King” visual album, coming July 31st. It is indeed very visually exciting, lensed by a group of directors including Emmanuel Adjei, Blitz Bazawule, Pierre Debusschere, Jenn Nkiru, Ibra Ake, Dikayl Rimmasch, Jake Nava and Kwasi Fordjour.

Seen in this clip briefly is Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o. But Pharrell, Jay Z, Naomi Campbell, and even Beyonce’s former Destiny’s Child mate Kelly Rowland are featured. (What? No Michelle Williams?)

Sony Music must be PISSED off about this situation, they’ve evidently been cut out of the whole thing after a 27 year relationship. Credits are still for Disney and Beyonce’s Parkwood Entertainment.

The visuals here are indeed exciting, presented like a kaleidoscope. Will there be a plot? Songs? We’ll have to wait and see. But it looks like a cool mid summer gift from Bey. She can always take lemons and make lemonade, we certainly know that.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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