The Photograph Premiere – Producer Will Packer Interview - Director/Writer Stella Meghie – Producer James Lopez – Issa Rae, Lakeith Stanfield, Chaunte Adams, Chelsea Peretti, Lil Rel Howery, Y’lan, Courtney B. Vance – Will Packer Productions – Universal
The Photograph is an upcoming American romantic drama film written and directed by Stella Meghie. It follow...
The Photograph is an upcoming American romantic drama film written and directed by Stella Meghie. It follows the estranged daughter (Issa Rae) of a famous photographer who falls in love with the jounalist (Lakeith Stanfield) assigned to cover her late mother. Chelsea Peretti, Lil Rel Howery and Courtney B. Vance also star.
"When famed photographer Christina Eames unexpectedly dies, she leaves her estranged daughter Mae Morton (Rae) hurt, angry and full of questions. When a photograph tucked away in a safe-deposit box is found, Mae finds herself on a journey delving into her mother’s early life and ignites a powerful, unexpected romance with a rising-star journalist, Michael Block (Stanfield)."
It was announced in March 2019 that Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield were cast in the film, with Stella Meghie writing and directing. Chelsea Peretti, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Chante Adams, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Y'lan Noel, Lil Rel Howery, Teyonah Parris Rob Morgan and Courtney B. Vance were added to the cast shortly after.
The Photograph was released in the United States on February 14, 2020, by Universal Pictures. It was released alongside Fantasy Island, Sonic the Hedgehog and Downhill, and was projected to gross $12–15 million from 2,500 theaters in its four-day President's Day opening weekend. The film made $6.3 million on its first day, including $650,000 from Thursday night previews. It went on to debut to $13.4 million, finishing fourth at the box office.