The first official trailer for the reboot of Roots has finally been released. The movie stars Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anika Noni Rose, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Matthew Goode, Mekhi Phifer, James Purefoy and new comers Regé-Jean Page and Malachi Kirby who is portraying Kunta Kinte.
Roots was originally released as a miniseries in 1977 following Alex Haley’s literary piece Roots: The Saga of an American Family published in 1976. The new film will also be a miniseries. It is broken up into 4 nights each with a two hour episodes. The miniseries premieres on Memorial Day.
The trailer has so many feels. Are you ready for the next wave of Roots?