They Cloned Tyrone tells the story of a series of eerie events that thrust an unlikely trio onto the trail of a nefarious government conspiracy in what is dubbed a pulpy mystery caper. Now, Netflix has premiered the first trailer for They Cloned Tyrone, which stars Jamie Foxx, John Boyega and Teyonah Parris.
The official blurb for the movie says:
“A pulpy, sci-fi mystery caper in which an unlikely trio investigates a series of eerie events, alerting them to a nefarious conspiracy lurking directly beneath their hood. Fontaine, a neighborhood drug dealer, is shot dead by rival Isaac and then is very shocked to wake up in his bed the next morning unharmed.
He and Slick Charles and Yo-Yo begin looking into the incident, and their search eventually leads them to a vast underground complex where a government – backed lab is performing experiments on the local Black population. Realizing that he is an artificial clone controlled by Nixon, Fontaine initially feels despair, but decides he needs to stand up to these white institutional overlords for the sake of his neighborhood.”
Here is the trailer:
In February 2019, Brian Tyree Henry joined the cast of the film, with Creed 2 director Juel Taylor set to make his feature film directorial debut from a screenplay he wrote alongside Tony Rettenmaier. In October 2019, John Boyega joined the cast of the film, replacing Henry, with Netflix set to distribute. In September 2020, Jamie Foxx and Teyonah Parris joined the cast of the film. Principal photography began in December 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Foxx, Taylor, Rettenmaier, Charles D. King, Stephen “Dr.” Love and Kim Roth produce. They Cloned Tyrone releases on Netflix some time in 2023.