Recently, Kelvin Harrison Jr. has become quite the biopic hotshot. Just so you know, I’m not mad. Harrison has established himself as one of the most exciting young performers working today since making his debut in “Waves.” Harrison consistently offers an interesting, sincere viewpoint to every film and role, making it a total delight to watch him in anything.
Harrison is slated to star in the classical music biopic “Chevalier” after playing B.B. King in Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” and before changing into the “Radiant Child” himself, Jean-Michel Basquiat, for “Samo Lives.” Here is all the information you need to know about the upcoming movie and more. The movie has already attracted new attention since releasing a trailer in November.
Chevalier Release Date and Where You Can Watch It?
The theatrical debut of “Chevalier” is scheduled for April 7, 2023. Its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2022 is a long way off, but hey, good things take time, right?
What Chevalier is About?
Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, is the subject of the remarkable (and largely ignored) true story in “Chevalier.” Bologne was a rock star of his time, much like Mozart was. Although he was an obvious musical prodigy, his skin color clearly made life in 18th-century France challenging for him as the illegitimate son of a French plantation owner and an African slave.
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Nevertheless, he nevertheless worked his way up and became the best violinist and composer at the Paris Opera, dominating the stage.
Prior to his passing in 1799, Bologne held the title of Chevalier (the French equivalent of a knight) for Queen Marie Antoinette, had an extramarital affair with a married actress, composed his own opera (which, sadly, has since been lost to time), and commanded the first regiment of Black soldiers to serve in the French Revolution.
Bologne undoubtedly had a colorful life, and “Chevalier” will detail both his musical career and his involvement in the French Revolution, as well as his rise to the French court and his conflict with Marie Antoinette.
The Cast of Chevalier
As Joseph Bologne, Kelvin Harrison Jr. leads the way for Chevalier. Harrison has been putting together an impressive list of roles over the past few years. In Luce, Waves, and Cyrano, he gave standout performances. He was last seen in Elvis, where he played another famous musician, B.B. King.
Harrison is joined in Chevalier by Samara Weaving (Ready or Not, Nine Perfect Strangers), Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting, Rosaline), Marton Csokas (The Last Duel, The Equalizer), Sian Clifford (Fleabag, See How They Run), Alex Fitzalan (The Wilds), Ronke Adékolujo (Alex Rider), and Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody.
Check Out the Chevalier Trailer
You can view the promotional video for Chevalier by clicking on the link down below.
The Chevalier Director, Writer, and More
With “Chevalier,” “Watchmen” filmmaker Stephen Williams makes a big-screen comeback after years of working in television production and directing. He is joined by screenwriter Stefani Robinson, a six-time nominee for an Emmy (“Atlanta,” “What We Do in the Shadows”).
Along with Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, and Dianne McGunigle, Robinson serves as the movie’s producer. Kris Bowers (“Bad Hair,” “Monsters and Men”) wrote the film’s original score, while Michael Abels, who has written the music for all three Jordan Peele movies, produced and organized the musical performances. It’s safe to say that the spectacular concerts in Bologne are in capable hands.
Kelvin Harrison Jr. will play Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges in the classical music biopic “Chevalier”. He played B.B. King in “Elvis” and Jean-Michel Basquiat in “Samo Lives”. The movie has already attracted new attention since releasing a trailer in November. Director Stephen Williams makes a big-screen comeback after years in television production.