Jason Mitchell is an actor who, in the past several years, has garnered critical praise for his standout performances in Straight Outta Compton and Mudbound. Now he’s taking on the heady prospect of bringing a new generation of movie fans into the Superfly universe. A remake of the iconic 1972 feature, Superfly is helmed by Director X and co-stars Trevor Jackson as Youngblood Priest (Mitchell plays Priest’s close friend and business associate Eddie).
“When I first saw Superfly, it was something that changed my life forever,” said Mitchell who also starred in the series The Chi and the flicks Kong: Skull Island and Detroit. “If I can give that back to the children or if I can give that back to the next generation, that’s a blessing.”
Superfly is helmed by Director X who along with directing music videos was the filmmaker behind 2015’s Across The Line. Click on the media bar to hear Jason MItchell talk about the thorough nature of Director X:
Superfly opens nationwide June 13.