‘American Fiction’ is Cord Jefferson’s hilarious directorial debut, which confronts our culture’s obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes. Jeffrey Wright stars as Monk, a frustrated novelist who’s fed up with the establishment profiting from “Black” entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, Monk uses a pen name to write an outlandish “Black” book of his own, a book that propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain.
Get an inside look at the inspiration for ‘American Fiction’ in this new featurette including commentary from Jeffrey Wright, writer-director Cord Jefferson, author Percival Everett, and more.
‘American Fiction’ is coming to select theaters this December 2023 and January 2024.