Janelle Monáe Makes Film Debut In ‘Moonlight’ Trailer

Movies & TV

Wondaland’s leading lady is taking her talent to the big screen in the upcoming movie Moonlight.

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Produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and A24, the film chronicles the coming-of-age of Chiron (Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes), a young man facing an uphill battle with his sexuality during Miami’s turbulent war-on-drugs era in the 1970s.

Aside from Janelle Monáe, Naomi Harris, André Holland and Mahershala Ali round out the star quality cast in the movie’s trailer, which is bound to build up anticipation before Moonlight makes its debut on Oct. 21.

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The electric lady is also gearing up for the 2017 premiere of the NASA drama Hidden Figures with Golden Globe winners Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer, but until then, get a peak at her acting chops below: