The Best Of Enemies (2019) Movie Review, Cast and Plot


The Best of Enemies is an upcoming American drama film. The movie is directed and written by Robin Bissell. The film is based on the book The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South by Osha Gray Davidson.

It stars Taraji P. Henson, Babou Ceesay, Sam Rockwell, Anne Heche, Bruce McGill, Wes Bentley, John Gallagher Jr., and Nick Searcy. This film is scheduled to be released on the 5th of April, 2019 by STX Entertainment.

The Best Of Enemies movie Cast

  • Taraji P. Henson as Ann Atwater
  • Sam Rockwell as C. P. Ellis
  • Sope Aluko as Henrietta Kaye
  • Babou Ceesay as Bill Riddick
  • Anne Heche
  • Wes Bentley
  • Bruce McGill
  • John Gallagher Jr.
  • Nick Searcy

The Best Of Enemies movie Plot

This movie follows Ann Atwater who is a civil rights activist in Durham, North Carolina. She battles with the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) leader C. P. Ellis for a decade until 1971, when the two enemies agree to co-chair a two-week community meeting.


They had to deal with a court-ordered school desegregation decree. While the two were carrying out this task, it changes their lives. This movie is acted based on a true life story. The movie will be available in all cinemas on the 5th of April 2019.

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The Best Of Enemies movie Overview

Directed byRobin Bissell
Produced by
  • Danny Strong
  • Fred Bernstein
  • Matt Berenson
  • Robin Bissell
  • Dominique Telson
  • Tobey Maguire
  • Matthew Plouffe
Written byRobin Bissell
Based onThe Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South
by Osha Gray Davidson
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Sam Rockwell
Music byMarcelo Zarvos
CinematographyDavid Lanzenberg
Edited byHarry Yoon
  • Astute Films
  • Material Pictures
Distributed bySTX Films
Release date
  • April¬†5,¬†2019
CountryUnited States

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