Warner Bros UK has dropped the first trailer for Boxing Day, the upcoming Christmas romantic comedy which is the feature directorial debut of Aml Ameen.
The film is headlined Aml Ameen, Aja Naomi King, and Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock in her feature debut.
It also stars Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Tamara Lawrance, Sheyi Cole, Samson Kayo, Joshua Maloney, Lisa Davina Phillip, Claire Skinner, Stephen Dillane.
Ameen also co-wrote the screenplay, which is inspired by the diary of Ameen’s life, with Bruce Purnelln.
The description reads: Melvin, a British author living in America, returns home to London for the holidays to introduce his American fiancé (Lisa) to his eccentric British-Caribbean family. Their relationship is put to the test, as she discovers the world Melvin left behind revolves around his ex-girlfriend (Georgia), who is now an international pop star!
“It is such an honour to be teaming up with Warner Bros. Pictures, Film4 and BFI to bring Black British Culture to the world in this universal holiday rom-com," said Ameen in a prior statement. “It’s long been a dream of mine to capture films that reflect the wonderfully multi-cultural city that raised me while sharing stories from the diary of my life.”
The film will be released in the UK on Dec. 3. It does not have U.S. distribution yet.
Watch the trailer below: