Emperor Movie

Emperor movie poster

Emperor movie production status is currently Completed

January 19, 2020 • Awaiting release by distributor; release date not yet announced.

Who's Involved:

Dayo Okeniyi, Harry Lennix, Bruce Dern, James Cromwell, Naturi Naughton, Mark Amin, Keean Johnson, Mykelti Williamson, Paul Scheer, Reginald Hudlin, Kat Graham, Ben Robson, Pat Charles

Release Date:

To Be Announced (TBA) ()

violence throughout, language including racial epithets, and some disturbing images

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Emperor is inspired by the legend of Shields “Emperor” Green, a descendant of African kings turned outlaw slave in the pre-Civil War South. Seeking freedom for his family, Emperor fights his way north, joining the daring raid on Harper’s Ferry and helping alter the course of American history.

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Who stars in Emperor: Cast List

... Shields Green

"Queenpins" , "Greek Freak"  

... John Brown

"Hide Away" , "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom"  

... Levi Coffin

"The Gateway" , "Last Call"  

"Piranha 3DD" , "Daddy’s Home"  

"Suspect Zero" , "Man of Steel"  

"Step Sisters" , "Fame"  

"The 24th" , "Forrest Gump"  

"The Boy"  

"Cut Throat City" , "Alita: Battle Angel"  

"Cut Throat City" , "Honey 2"  

Who's making Emperor: Crew List

A look at the Emperor behind-the-scenes crew and production team.


Mark Amin


Mark Amin
Reginald Hudlin



Production Company

Sobini Films

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Production: What we know about Emperor?

Key Facts

  1. Produced by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Reginald Hudlin (The Black Godfather, Django Unchained), Emperor stars Dayo Okeniyi (Terminator Genisys, "Shades of Blue"), Naturi Naughton ("Power"), Kat Graham ("The Vampire Diaries"), Mykelti Williamson (Fences), Oscar nominee James Cromwell (Babe, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), and Oscar nominee Bruce Dern (Nebraska , Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood).

Filming Timeline

  1. January 2020: The film was in Completed status.
  2. July 2018: The film was in Production status.

Emperor Release Date: When is the film coming out?

Emperor is coming out To Be Announced (TBA).

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