Janelle Monáe Just Released The Teaser For Her New Slavery Horror Film 'Antebellum,' And Twitter Is Spooked

US Actress/singer Janelle Monae arrives for the AFI Opening Night Gala premiere of "Queen & Slim" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on November 14, 2019 in Hollywood. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

Janelle Monáe Just Released The Teaser For Her New Slavery Horror Film 'Antebellum,' And Twitter Is Spooked

"I'm sold."

Published 2 weeks ago

Written by Moriba Cummings

Janelle Monáe is flexing her acting chops like never before.

Fresh off the release of Harriet, the "Pynk" singer is teasing another project that's sure to be a blockbuster: a new film called Antebellum. The film is steeped in the depths of horror, with the producers of Get Out and Us adding their signature trippy touch to the slavery-themed project.

According to the press release, Antebellum, described as a "terrifying thriller," follows successful author Veronica Henley (Monáe) as she finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality. While the depths of the plot remains relatively unknown, the film's synopsis simply explains that she must "uncover the mind-bending mystery before it's too late."

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    In addition to Monáe, the film features an ensemble cast, including Kiersey Clemmons, Marque Richardson, Jena Malone, Jack Huston, Eric Lange and Gabourey Sidibe.

    Take a look at the spooky trailer below:

  2. The clip has been one of the leading topics on Twitter since its release, and users are wasting no time campaigning for the "Electric Lady" singer to collect her things during next year's awards season:

  3. Directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, Antebellum hits theaters on April 24, 2020.

(Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

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