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.
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.