‘Native Son’ Trailer Shows Ashton Sanders in HBO Adaptation of the Acclaimed Novel

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HBO has released the Native Son trailer. Directed by Rashid Johnson from a screenplay by Suzan-Lori Parks based off the acclaimed novel by Richard Wright, the story follows Bigger Thomas (Moonlight’s Ashton Sanders in a riveting performance), a young man on the south side of Chicago who takes a job working as a driver for an affluent white family. I caught Native Son at Sundance last month, and the first half of the film is incredibly strong with Johnson showing himself as a director to watch and Sanders giving a captivating performance as the quiet, volatile Bigger. However, …

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