Check out two new Ryan Coogler’s Sundance and Cannes hit Fruitvale Station. The film (formerly titled Fruitvale) depicts the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan) who was shot to death by BART officers while unarmed at the Bay Area’s Fruitvale station on New Year’s Dat, 2008. The film charts one day in Grant’s life leading up to the tragic shooting, which soon after would become national news.
The Weinstein Company’s Fruitvale Station is the directorial debut of young USC graduate Ryan Coogler.
Joining Michael B. Jordan in the cast ensemble are Kevin Durand, Octavia Spencer , Ahna O’Reilly, Melonie Diaz, Chad Michael Murray, and Kevin Durand.
Fruitvelle Station opens July 12th, 2013.
Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, director Ryan Coogler’s FRUITVALE STATION follows the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother (Octavia Spencer), whose birthday falls on New Year’s Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend Sophina (Melonie Diaz), who he hasn’t been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to Tatiana (Ariana Neal), their beautiful four year-old daughter. Crossing paths with friends, family, and strangers, Oscar starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easily. His resolve takes a tragic turn, however, when BART officers shoot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year’s Day. Oscar’s life and tragic death would shake the Bay Area – and the entire nation – to its very core.