Antebellum Movie Review, Official Trailer, Cast and More


Antebellum is an upcoming American horror movie which is scheduled for release in the United States on August 21, 2020.

The movie is written and directed by Christopher Renz and Gerard Bush. It follows a successful author Veronica Henley who finds herself trapped in a nightmarish reality and must find a way to break free.



Director(s): Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz
Producer(s): Raymond Mansfield, Sean McKitrick, Zev Forman, Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz, Lezlie Wills
Witter(s): Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz
Music by: Roman Gianarthur, Nate Wonder
Editor: John Axelrad
Production Company: QC Entertainment
Release date: August 21, 2020
Language: English
Country: United States

Antebellum Movie Cast

  • Janelle Monáe as Veronica Henley
  • Marque Richardson as Nick DeWall
  • Eric Lange as Aldo Weaver
  • Jack Huston as Hugo Meadows
  • Kiersey Clemons as Shoshanna Meadows
  • Tongayi Chirisa as Archie Stokes
  • Gabourey Sidibe as Bridget
  • London Boyce as Kennedi Henley
  • Betsy Borrego as Laura
  • Devyn A. Tyler as Melanie
  • Choppy Guillotte as Sam
  • London Boyce as Kennedi Henly
  • Robert Aramayo
  • Lily Cowles
  • Jena Malone

Antebellum Plot Summary

The plot follows a successful author, “Veronica Henley” who finds herself stuck in a twisted reality after her abusive ex-husband incapacitates her on the way home one night.

Desperate to be free from this nightmare, she must uncover the mind-bending reason she is repeatedly sent to the past or forever become trapped in mid 19th century America where the Civil War is waging.

Official Trailer

The trailer offers only a bit, in terms of plot. In the trailer, Veronica is seen giving a speech to a crowd of fellow Black women, in a very modern conference center.

On a night out with friends, she is kidnapped from the back of a car, suddenly, she’s a slave, forced to work in a field on a Southern plantation.

Antebellum is typically referred to as a time before the American Civil War, and it’s possible that Veronica was kidnapped and brought back in time to this point where she was enslaved.

However, this doesn’t fit with an earlier teaser for Antebellum, which shows a group of workers on the plantation looking up to find a plane flying.

Check out the trailer below:


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