Sturgill Simpson has been picking up some film roles as of late. He recently had a cameo in Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die and also wrote an original song for the movie, which is bought on CD by Selena Gomez’s character on-screen.
He also has a part in the upcoming film Queen & Slim, which was written and produced by Lena Waithe and directed by Melina Matsoukas, the director behind Beyonce’s “Formation” music video. Blood Orange wrote the movie’s score.
The film stars Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya as a couple who go on the run after shooting a police officer during a routine traffic stop. Simpson plays the police officer who pulls them over.
The trailer debuted during last night’s BET Awards, and you can watch it below.
Queen & Slim is in theaters 11/27.