The film follows Mae (Rae), a young woman whose curiosity is piqued after she uncovers a photo of her deceased mother and her mom’s past lover. The discovery of the black and white picture leads her on a journey of self-discovery and love as a relationship begins to form between her and Michael (Stanfield), who plays a journalist. However, her unresolved issues threaten to tear the couple apart.
Switching between timelines depicting two parallel love stories, “The Photograph” promises to be “a sweeping love story about forgiveness, and about finding the courage to seek the truth, no matter where it may lead you,” as the movie’s log line reads.
Joined by fellow “Insecure” star Y’lan Noel, the film boasts an impressive cast, including comedian Chelsea Peretti, Chante Adams, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jasmine Cephas Jones, Lil Rel Howery, Rob Morgan and Courtney B. Vance. Will Packer, who recently collaborated with Rae on “Little,” will produce. Packer’s other hit films include “Girls Trip” and “Night School,” starring Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart.
“The Photograph” hits theaters on Feb. 14, 2020.