‘Sing Sing’ Trailer: Colman Domingo Shines as an Inmate With Purpose (Video)

Colman Domingo in Sing Sing (Credit: A24)

After winning over audiences in Rustin and The Color Purple, Colman Domingo is back with another stirring performance in the upcoming film, Sing Sing.

The Oscar-nominated actor plays Divine G, an inmate sentenced to 25 years to life for a crime he didn’t commit.

In the trailer released Wednesday by A24, Divine G finds purpose through a prison theater group at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in New York.

“It’s been a program that was established to get people more in touch with their feelings and truly get some rehabilitation,” Domingo says, “and it’s turned into something, I don’t know, wonderful.”

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He urges other inmates to never give up hope.

“The world expects brothers like you and I to walk in with our heads held down. Nah! You’ve got to walk in like a king,” he says.

The film is based on a real rehabilitation program and features an ensemble of formerly incarcerated actors, including Clarence Maclin, whose life story inspired the script.

The main cast also includes Paul Raci, who received an Oscar nomination for The Sound of Metal, and Sean San José (The Other Barrio).

Greg Kwedar directed and co-wrote the drama, which debuted at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival and was acquired by A24 for theatrical release.

The movie has received positive reviews, with Robert Daniels of RogerEbert.com describing it as “a redemptive portrait of theater’s power to heal, emancipate, and rebel.”

The film will next play at this month’s SXSW conference and festival in Austin, Texas.

Sing Sing is scheduled to arrive in theaters in July 2024. Watch the trailer below: