Danielle Brooks and Marchánt Davis lead The Day Shall Come, director Christopher Morris‘ feature follow-up to Four Lions. As Morris describes, the movie is based on 100 true stories and involves an impoverished preacher who’s offered the money he needs to save his family from eviction. The thing is, he doesn’t know that the money is coming from the FBI and that the Bureau has plans to turn on him, turning him into a criminal. As the film’s SXSW synopsis states, “It is harder to catch a real terrorist than it is to manufacture your own.”
With The Day Shall Come celebrating its World Premiere in Austin at SXSW, we got the opportunity to chat with Brooks and Davis about their experience making the film. We discuss the movie’s true roots, what it was like signing on to a film without seeing the script, and so much more. You can watch that and catch Brooks and Davis playing a round of Collider Random Questions in the video interview at the top of this article. And, if you’d like, you can find a description of the full conversation below.
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Danielle Brooks and Marchánt Davis:
- What is The Day Shall Come about?
- It’s roughly based on true stories, or rather, “100 true stories.”
- Brooks got the part before she got the script.
- Working with director Christopher Morris and watching the film evolve throughout the process.
- What they took with them from the making of this movie.
- Collider Random Questions begins! Brooks and Davis share the TV show they’d most like to guest star on, the movie they quote the most, the worst job they ever had and what they collect,