Alicia Vikander in Trailer for Justin Chon’s ‘Blue Bayou’ Louisiana Film
“Are we getting kicked out?” “Nah, baby girl, I ain’t going nowhere…” Focus Features has unveiled the first official trailer for Blue Bayou, the latest film from acclaimed Korean-American filmmaker Justin Chon, known for his other award-winning films Gook and Ms. Purple previously. This time around, Blue Bayou is premiering at the prestigious 2021 Cannes Film Festival playing in the Un Certain Regard category (his last two films premiered at Sundance instead). It’s currently set for a limited release starting in September later this year. As a Korean-American man raised in the Louisiana bayou works hard to make a life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past as he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home. Justin Chon stars with Alicia Vikander, Mark O’Brien, and Sydney Kowalske as Jessie. This is an impressive first look at this film, and I’m intrigued to see Vikander working with Chon this time, adding some extra gravitas to his storytelling. A must watch trailer – the song in this is perfect.
Here’s the first official trailer (+ poster) for Justin Chon’s Blue Bayou, direct from Focus’ YouTube:
An official selection of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival from award-winning writer/director Justin Chon, Blue Bayou is the moving and timely story of a uniquely American family fighting for their future. Antonio LeBlanc (Chon), a Korean adoptee raised in a small town in the Louisiana bayou, is married to the love of his life Kathy (Alicia Vikander) and step-dad to their beloved daughter Jessie. Struggling to make a better life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past when he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home. Blue Bayou is both written and directed by Korean-American filmmaker Justin Chon, of the films Man Up, Gook, and Ms. Purple previously. Produced by Poppy Hanks, Charles D. King, with Kim Roth. This is premiering at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival this year. Focus will then debut Chon’s Blue Bayou in select US theaters on September 17th, 2021 later this year. Interested?