A shocking, senseless tragedy can often lead even the closest people into a state of shock that brings out their suppressed opposing viewpoints. As a result, they’re forced to embark on a highly combustible journey to figure out how to address the issue. That’s certainly the case for actor Y’Ian Noel and actress Cleopatra Coleman’s characters of James and Vanessa in the upcoming satirical thriller, ‘A Lot of Nothing.’
The movie not only reflects on the best and worst of humanity, but also how people’s experiences of race, class, family, fear, love and happiness drive their choices. The drama explores the dynamics at play in many people’s lives.
RLJE Films is set to release ‘A Lot of Nothing’ in theaters and on VOD this Friday, February 3, 2023. The feature’s official release comes after it was an official selection at SXSW, the Chicago International Film Festival and the Montclair Film Festival.
The project marks the feature film directorial debut of actor Mo McRae, who’s currently also helming and producing the hit CBS crime drama show, ‘East New York.’ He also co-wrote the script for ‘A Lot of Nothing’ with Sarah Kelly Kaplan. Besides Noel and Coleman, the thriller also stars Lex Scott Davis (‘Rebel’), Shamier Anderson (‘Invasion’) and Justin Hartley (‘This Is Us’).
‘A Lot of Nothing’ follows James and Vanessa, who are seemingly the perfect couple – happily married, successful and comfortable – as their world begins to fall apart. One night, their lives are rocked to the core when, after watching a tragedy play out on the evening news, they realize their neighbor, Brian (Hartley), was involved. In a state of shock, and with opposing viewpoints on how to address the issue, the couple embark on a highly combustible journey to do something about it.
Fun Film Fact: ‘A Lot of Nothing’ received two nominations at the 2023 NAACP Image Awards, for Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Motion Picture) for McRae and Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture for Noel.