BET+ will premiere original feature Call Her King, starring Naturi Naughton (Power Book II: Ghost) and Lance Gross (House of Payne), on July 6. Directed by Wes Miller (A Day to Die), Call Her King follows Judge Jaeda King (Naughton), who has just sentenced Sean Samuels (Mitchell) to death when the courthouse is hijacked by Samuels’ brother Gabriel, also known as Black Caesar (Gross). The Judge must then rely on her wits, strength, and skill to find a way to end the standoff, save the hostages and fight her way out.
Jason Mitchell (Mudbound), Johnny Messner (A Day to Die), Nicholas Turturro (NYPD Blue), Tobias Truvillion (First Wives Club), Garrett Hendricks (FBI) and Shiobann Amisial (Bel-Air) also star in the film, the first production falling under Andrew van den Houten and Miller’s newly formed BLacklight Entertainment banner. BLacklight’s mission is providing quality opportunities for people of color and other traditionally disadvantaged people in front of and behind the camera. van den Houten and Miller produced the film for the company.