The 24th is an American historical drama film co-written and directed by Kevin Willmott.
The film stars Trai Byers, Bashir Salahuddin, Aja Naomi King, Mo McRae, Tosin Morohunfola, Mykelti Williamson, and Thomas Haden Church.
It tells the true story of the Houston riot of 1917.
It is the story of the all-black Twenty-Fourth United States Infantry Regiment, and the Houston Riot of 1917.
- Trai Byers as Boston.
- Aja Naomi King as Marie.
- Bashir Salahuddin as Big Joe.
- Mo McRae as Walker.
- Mohammad Tiregar as Willson.
- Tosin Morohunfola as Franklin.
- Mykelti Williamson as Sergeant Hayes.
- Thomas Haden Church as Colonel Norton.
- Christopher W. Norris as Military Defense Attorney.
The film was scheduled to premiere at the 2020 South by Southwest festival, but the festival was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film was released digitally and through video on demand on 21 August 2020, by Vertical Entertainment.
- The 24th received generally positive reviews from critics.
Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Kevin Wilmott.
- Producer(s): Jordan Fudge, Alexandra Milchan, Kevin WIlmott, and Trai Byers.
- Writer(s): Kevin Wilmoot and Trai Byers.
- Music: Alex Heffes.
- Cinematography: Brett Pawlak.
- Editor(s): Mollie Goldstein.
- Production: New State Ventures.
- Distributor(s): Vertical Entertainment.
- Release Date: 21 August 2020 (US).
- Running time: 101 minutes.
- Rating: Unknown.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.