‘The Best of Enemies’ Trailer: Taraji P. Henson-Sam Rockwell Drama

Henson-Rockwell Real-Life Drama

STX has released the first trailer and poster for The Best of Enemies, which follows the real-life story of a rivalry, and friendship, between civil rights activist Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson) and former Ku Klux Klan leader C.P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell) in Durham, N.C.

Based on the book of the same name by Osha Gray Davidson, the film also stars Babou Ceesay, Anne Heche, Wes Bentley, Nick Searcy, John Gallagher Jr., and Bruce McGill. The film is written and directed by Robin Bissell, making his feature directorial debut.

Take a look at the trailer below.

Henson-Rockwell Real-Life Drama

The Best of Enemies is scheduled to be released on April 5, 2019.

Henson-Rockwell Real-Life Drama

Based on a true story, THE BEST OF ENEMIES centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater (Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.