Netflix unveiled the first trailer for Tyler Perry’s A Jazzman’s Blues on Tuesday and it’s filled with emotion.
Written, directed and produced by Perry, the film follows a forbidden relationship in the 1940s deep South between young lovers Bayou and Leanne.
The trailer begins with the two sharing their first kiss.
“Ain’t nothing felt that good in all of my life,” says Bayou played by Joshua Boone.
Leanne, portrayed by Solea Pfeiffer, wants to build a life with Joshua but her family has other plans and sends her away. “Don’t go. Don’t go!” Bayou says through tears as Leanne is driven away.
“My mother, she wanted me to marry a rich man. She told me if I didn’t leave with her, they were going to kill you,” Leanne later tells Bayou.
The film also stars Amirah Vann, Austin Scott, Milauna Jemai Jackson, Brent Antonello, Brad Benedict, Kario Marcel, Lana Young and Ryan Eggold.
The drama chronicles forty years of secrets and lies and is set to juke joint blues music.
The film features “Paper Airplanes,” an original song performed by Ruth B., along with songs arranged and produced by multi-Grammy winner Terence Blanchard, music by Aaron Zigman and choreography by Debbie Allen.
Perry has said he wrote the script back in 1995, before his Madea stage plays and movies became massive hits.
A Jazzman’s Blues will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, Sept. 11.
The film begins streaming Sept. 23 on Netflix.
Watch the trailer below.