Jackie Brown, Dolemite is My Name, and BlacKkKlansman all revisited America of 40 to 50 years ago, and all were great successes at recreating the sounds, the look, and feel of the eras they depicted. Movies like those, plus a taste of vintage classics Shaft and The Legend of Billy Jack can be found in the trailer for a new independent film starring Luke Cage and Men in Black 3 star Mike Colter. Filmed like an early 1970s movie by director Patrick Gilles, I’m Charlie Walker is the story of an entrepreneurial trucker who took on management of the clean-up of the Standard Oil tanker wreck and oil spill at the Golden Gate Bridge in January 1971.
Check out this preview for I’m Charlie Walker:
Other actors in the movie include Emma Caulfield Ford (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Carl Lumbly (Buckaroo Banzai, Altered Carbon, Chuck), Dylan Baker (Law & Order, Spider-Man 3, Road to Perdition), Safiya Fredericks (Sorry To Bother You, Bitter Melon), Mark Leslie Ford (Velvet Buzzsaw), Monica Barbaro (Top Gun: Maverick, Stumptown), Steven Wiig (Into the Wild, Milk), and former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown.
I’m Charlie Walker arrives in theaters next week–Friday, June 10, 2022.
C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg