As a long time lover of film, I’ve noticed that some studios tend to hold on to a movie that may not be good until an up-and-coming actor or actress “blows up”. This usually occurs around the same time when said actor or actress is in the midst of a major film role. Message from the King is that movie for Chadwick Boseman. The film was eventually acquired by Netflix, and stars Boseman as a young South African man that ventures to the US to avenge the death of his sister. Sounds legit.

Co-starring Teresa Palmer, Luke Evans, and Alfred Molina, Message from the King hits Netflix on August 4th, 2017.

MESSAGE FROM THE KING tells the story of Jacob (Chadwick Boseman) as he leaves South Africa for a week in America with a simple mission. Find Bianca. Losing contact with his younger sister, fueled by regret over unresolved issues, found him in the pit of Los Angeles’ underbelly, immersed in a worst-case scenario. He had one week to find her, to save her from all she had become. However he would find himself avenging the only thing left. Her memory.