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Daniel Kaluuya Hung Out At An Ohio Costco to Research His 'Queen & Slim' Role!

Daniel Kaluuya keeps it cool as he poses for a photograph at a special screening of his anticipated film Queen & Slim presented by Universal Pictures on Tuesday night (November 12) at Soho House in New York City.

That same evening, the 30-year-old Oscar-nominated actor hit up The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss the film, which is directed by Melina Matsoukas from a script by Lena Waithe.

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Host Stephen asked Daniel about his impression of Ohio before taking the part of Slim – a character who ends up shooting a cop in self-defense on the same night as a Tinder date with Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith) – and he detailed what he learned from a regional Costco team for the role.

“Slim works at Costco so I found the Costco that he was at… I just kinda hung out and I just spoke to the staff and they just showed me a couple hoods and areas that Slim would be from,” Daniel said after some playful back-and-forth about the correct American pronunciation of the shopping outlet. “I found that if you work at Costco on a Sunday, you earn 38 dollars an hour. So I was like, Oh, he thinks he’s a catch so he’s going into this date thinking ‘I’m a great catch.’ Like, of course you’re gonna be on Tinder. [He's a] Sunday Costco guy! It really helped me helm in his mentality for the scene.”

READ MORE: Queen & Slim’s Daniel Kaluuya & Jodie Turner-Smith Step Out for Governors Awards 2019!

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Queen & Slim's Daniel Kaluuya & Jodie Turner-Smith Step Out for Governors Awards 2019!

Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith appear together on the red carpet at the 2019 Governors Awards on Sunday night (October 27) at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.

The Queen & Slim co-stars were joined at the event by the film’s writer Lena Waithe and director Melina Matsoukas.

The Governors Awards, which is organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, is the official start of awards season.

Also in attendance were stars from the movie WavesTaylor Russell, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and Renee Elise Golsdsberry.

FYI: Jodie is wearing Malone Souliers shoes. Daniel is wearing Dior Men. Taylor is wearing a Miu Miu dress and shoes with Ana Khouri jewels. Renee is wearing a Carolina Herrera dress and Chopard jewelry.

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Daniel Kaluuya & Mattel Producing a 'Barney' Movie!

Daniel Kaluuya is partnering with Mattel films for a new movie – and it’s about Barney the dinosaur!

The Get Out actor’s 59% production company and Valparaiso Pictures will produce a new live-action film about the popular purple dino, according to a press release from Mattel Films on Friday (October 18).

“Barney was a ubiquitous figure in many of our childhoods, then he disappeared into the shadows, left misunderstood. We’re excited to explore this compelling modern-day hero and see if his message of ‘I love you, you love me’ can stand the test of time,” he said.

“Working with Daniel Kaluuya will enable us to take a completely new approach to Barney that will surprise audiences and subvert expectations. The project will speak to the nostalgia of the brand in a way that will resonate with adults, while entertaining today’s kids,” said Mattel exec Robbie Brenner.

READ MORE: Margot Robbie to Play ‘Barbie’ in Live Action Movie!

Daniel Kaluuya & Jodie Turner-Smith Star in 'Queen & Slim' - Watch the Trailer

Queen & Slim is heading to theaters this November, and you can watch the trailer right here.

The upcoming Melina Matsoukas-directed drama stars Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith.

Here’s a plot summary: while on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Kaluuya) and a black woman (Turner-Smith), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country.

Queen & Slim hits theaters on November 27. Watch the trailer inside…

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Daniel Kaluuya & Jodie Turner-Smith Are a New Bonnie & Clyde in 'Queen & Slim' Trailer

Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith, in her first starring feature-film role, are a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde in the new movie Queen & Slim!

The first trailer for the film, written by Lena Waithe and James Frey and directed by Melina Matsoukas, has been released.

Here is the film’s synopsis: While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Kaluuya) and a black woman (Turner-Smith), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country.

As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives will discover themselves and each other in the most dire and desperate of circumstances, and will forge a deep and powerful love that will reveal their shared humanity and shape the rest of their lives.

Queen & Slim hits theaters on November 27.

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Tiffany Haddish & Jesse Williams Join Host Tina Lawson at Wearable Art Gala 2019

Tiffany Haddish hits the red carpet in a feathered outfit as she arrives at the 2019 Wearable Art Gala on Saturday night (June 1) at The Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport in Sana Monica, Calif.

The 39-year-old actress walked the red carpet alongside hosts Tina Knowles-Lawson and her husband Richard Lawson.

Other guests at the event included Richard‘s daughter Bianca Lawson and Solange Knowles‘ 14-year-old son Julez Smith and his dad Daniel Smith.

Stars at the event included Jesse Williams, Tyler Perry, Chloe X Halle, Anthony Anderson, Marsai Martin, Lena Waithe, former How to Get Away with Murder actor Kendrick Sampson, Get Out actor Daniel Kaluuya, Magic Johnson and wife Cookie, and Steve Harvey and his wife Marjorie.

The theme of this year’s gala is “A Journey to the Pride Lands,” in honor of Disney’s upcoming CGI remake of The Lion King, which Tina‘s daughter Beyoncé stars as Nala.

25+ pictures inside of the stars stepping out for the event…More Here! »

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