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Uzo Aduba Gives a Striking Performance In the Trailer for Upcoming Hip Hop Drama 'Beats'

The actress plays the mother of a reclusive hip hop prodigy in the upcoming Netflix film, also starring Anthony Anderson.

Emmy-winning actress, Uzo Aduba, has proved her acting chops yet again in the intense trailer for Netlfix's "Beats."

The coming-of-age film follows a teen from Chicago—played by newcomer Khalil Everage—who just so happens to be a hip hop prodigy who makes beats in his room. He's mostly withdrawn from the outside world however, until a school security guard, played by Black-ish's Anthony Anderson tries to get him out of his shell in order to share his musical gift with the world.

We see Aduba give a stoic performance as the young protagonist's protective mother.


Here is the full description of the movie via Shadow & Act:

In this coming-of-age drama, a reclusive teenage musical prodigy (Everage) forms an unlikely friendship with a down-on-his-luck high school security guard (Anderson). United by their mutual love of hip hop, they try to free each other from the demons of their past and break into the city's music scene.

It also stars Emayatzy Corinealdi and Dave East, as well as a slew of local Chicago talent, like Young Chop, who produced original music for the film, as noted in Konbini.

Next, Aduba will portray the Civil Rights icon, Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman to run for president of the United Staes, in the FX series "Mrs. America."

"Beats" hits Netflix on June 19. Watch the trailer below.

Beats - A Netflix Film | Official Trailer youtu.be

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