Film Version Of David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ Gets First Teaser Trailer

A new teaser trailer for the film version of David Byrne‘s Broadway show, American Utopia, has been released.

The Spike Lee-directed adaption of American Utopia will premiere on HBO and HBO Max on October 17.

The American Utopia stage play featured the Talking Heads frontman and 11 musical artists from around the world performing songs from the 2018 album American Utopia, as well as songs from Byrne’s Talking Heads and solo catalog. The play ran from October 2019 to February 2020 on Broadway.

The movie will also get a premiere next month at the Toronto International Film Festival.

In the teaser, Byrne speaks about the nature of hope, saying, “Despite all that’s happened and despite what’s still happening, there’s still possibility.”

“James Baldwin said, ‘I still believe that we can do with this country something that has not been done before,” he adds.

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