Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer are staring in a new film that will touch on the subject of family race relations! The Academy Award winners are grandparents, who are in a custody battle for their bi-racial child.
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In a nation full of unrest regarding the recent grand jury verdicts in the deaths of black U.S. citizens Michael Brown and Eric Garner, it seems particularly fitting that a movie discussing family race relations would be released. Academy Award winners Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer co-star in a new motion picture, “Black or White” where Costner’s character is the grandfather of biracial girl, Eloise (Jillian Estell) who’s recently widowed. Eloise’s mother has also died and was cared for by Costner’s character and his wife prior to her death.
Now that he’s decided to take care of Eloise on his own, Costner’s character ends up in a custody battle with the child’s paternal grandmother played by Spencer. She seems unsure that Costner’s character would be able to care for Eloise without assistance and seeks a way in which she can be there for the child. However, he seems adamant to do everything in his power to keep Eloise in his care. “I’ve lost everything,” he says. “I can’t lose her too.”
The movie, written and directed by Mike Binder, is set to be released everywhere January 30, 2015. The Wrap describes the film as an exploration of “mourning, addition, and challenges inherent to interracial families.” We are quite sure that this film will incite numerous conversations related to the biracial/blended family dynamic and look forward to its release.
Watch official trailer of “Black or White:”
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