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Aml Ameen’s Boxing Day trailer is finally here starring Aja Naomi King and Leigh-Anne Pinnock!

Aml Ameen’s Boxing Day trailer is finally here starring Aja Naomi King and Leigh-Anne Pinnock!

Author: Wardah Sempa | Wednesday 6th October 2021

Aml Ameen’s Boxing Day trailer is finally here starring Aja Naomi King and Leigh-Anne Pinnock! Photograph

The first of its kind in the UK starring an all-black cast, Boxing Day is the directorial debut from British actor-writer Aml Ameen (Kidulthood, The Maze Runner, Yardie) who has co-written the screenplay, with Bruce Purnell, and stars as Melvin.

Boxing Day features an exciting ensemble including American actress Aja Naomi King (How to Get Away with Murder), Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock in her first film role and Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning actress Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Secrets & Lies).

Inspired by the diary of Ameen’s life, the film is a celebration of love and family through a black-British lens. The film follows Melvin (Aml Ameen), a British author living in America who returns home to London for Christmas to introduce his American fiancée Lisa (Aja Naomi King) to his eccentric British-Caribbean family. Their relationship is put to the test, as she discovers the world her fiancé has left behind.

Make sure to check out the trailer below: