The trailer for the upcoming Western Surrounded has been released, offering a first look at the late Michael K. Williams in his final role.
Williams stars alongside Black Panther: Wakanda Forever actress Letitia Wright in the post-Civil War film.
Wright leads the cast as freedwoman and former Buffalo Soldier Moses “Mo” Washington, who heads West disguised as a man to lay claim to a gold mine.
“I had to learn as a Black woman living in this damn White world that I gotta work three times as hard to get one fifth of what I deserve,” Wright says in the trailer.
But Williams warns her, “Baby girl you in dangerous water.”
As she travels through the Wild West, her stagecoach is attacked by a group of murderous bandits. Mo is forced to take legendary outlaw Tommy Walsh captive while the remaining passengers look for help. “What ensues is a battle of wills, blurring the line between captor and captive, as they both try to survive the harsh western landscape,” according to the official description.
The MGM film also stars Jamie Bell, Jeffrey Donavan, and Brett Gelman.
Surrounded was directed by Anthony Mandler from a script written by Andrew Pagana and Justin Thomas.
Executive producers include Aaron Ginsberg, William Green, Jason Cloth, Richard McConnell, and Suraj Maraboyina. The film is produced by Anthony Mandler, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Michael Berman, Derek Iger, Letitia Wright, and Ade O’Adesina.
Williams died from an accidental overdose in September 2021. Shortly after his death, The Wire actor appeared in the film Breaking. He was also nominated for an Emmy Awards in 2021 for his role as Montrose Freeman on HBO’s Lovecraft Country, but he passed away before the ceremony.
His last film Surrounded is set to be released on digital platforms on June 20, 2023.
Watch the trailer below: