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They cloned Tyrone is an upcoming Netflix science fiction film starring John Boyega (Star Wars) and Jamie Foxx (django unchained). The film will be the directorial debut of creed 2 writer Juel Taylor. Taylor wrote the screenplay for the film with Tony Rettenmaier (the thief of light). Here’s everything you need to know about the film set to open in July 2023.

The film is produced by Charles D. King, Poppy Hanks, and their production company Macro, which was also behind Netflix. raising dion. Macro specializes in representing people of color in the film and television industry. As its website describes, since its founding in 2015, the company has garnered nine Oscar nominations and one win with its numerous productions.

Before we dive into the full preview, here’s the first trailer Netflix released in September 2022.

When They cloned Tyrone Will it premiere on Netflix?

As part of the 2023 movie slate unveiling, Netflix confirmed it They cloned Tyrone It would be released globally on July 21, 2023.

The news came along with a new screen from the film:

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They cloned Tyrone – Picture: Netflix

They cloned Tyrone it was originally planned to be released in 2022 and was included in the 2022 original film preview video.

Netflix later told us that the movie had been pulled from 2022 (it will likely be released in 2023 later). However the New York Times listed the movie for late December 2022, which didn’t happen.

What is the plot of They cloned Tyrone?

Here is the official description of the film:

“A pulpy and mysterious sci-fi caper in which an unlikely trio investigates a series of hair-raising events, alerting them to a nefarious conspiracy lurking directly under their hood. Fontaine, a neighborhood drug dealer, is shot dead by his rival Isaac’s and is then shocked to wake up unharmed in his bed the next morning. He, Slick Charles, and Yo-Yo begin to investigate the incident, their search eventually leading them to a vast underground complex where a government-backed laboratory is conducting experiments on the local black population. Realizing that he is an artificial clone controlled by Nixon, Fontaine initially feels hopeless, but decides that he must take on these white institutional overlords for the good of his neighborhood.»

Interestingly, the entire script for the movie is online, so if you’re interested, you can read it. here.

The script was part of The blacklist 2019, a portal for filmmakers to share scripts and rate them. You can also read the detailed review of the script by Script Shadow here. According to them: «what is special about They cloned Tyrone It’s that it mixes comedy and science fiction, but it’s also R-rated.»

In an interview with, John Boyega derided the film as an «American version of attack the block” adding “It is your [Juel Taylor’s] first feature film, but there’s a reason he drew the likes of Jamie Foxx to his project. The script is phenomenal.»

who is cast in They cloned Tyrone?

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Pictured: Jamie Foxx, Teyonah Parris and John Boyega

Leading the upcoming sci-fi movie is John Boyega, known for his role as Finn in the latest Star Wars trilogy. Boyega plays Tyrone Fontaine, the neighborhood drug dealer mentioned in the synopsis above. Boyega said in an interview that he was very happy to work at They cloned Tyrone.

“This is me going home for a bit. Like, this is in the United States attack the block for me. I’m beyond excited to see a hooded little guy go through an alien experience. I just got off two types of intense projects. chase palmers naked singularity…and then Steve McQueen’s small ax. So They cloned Tyrone It’s just a chance to have fun… and relax.”

The other two main cast members of the film are Oscar winner Jamie Foxx, known for his roles in Lightning, django unchained, baby Driver, and more. Foxx plays Slick Charles, an acquaintance of Fontaine’s and a pimp for sex workers. Lastly, Teyonah Parris will play Yo-Yo, Charles’ main sex worker. Parris is known for her roles on Showtime’s Crazy menNetflix Dear white people, and will appear in the next The candy man the movie and the Disney+ series Wanda Vision.

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Image: Netflix

What is the production status in They cloned Tyrone?

production for They cloned Tyrone began on November 9, 2020 at Blackhall Studios, Atlanta. Filming is expected to extend through the winter and wrap up on January 29. Production is also expected to take place in Cape Town, South Africa.

In mid-January 2021, DailyMail managed to pick up some early shots of the movie with their fries revealing the actors’ costumes and makeup.

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Images: Daily Mail/BackGrid

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