Buzz for Craig Brewer’s next film, Black Snake Moan, started rising as soon as Hustle & Flow was released. The film is about a God-fearing bluesman (Samuel L. Jackson), who takes to a wild young woman named Rae (Christina Ricci) who was a victim of childhood sexual abuse.
Here is a complete synopsis of Black Snake Moan:
From the writer and director of the sleeper hit Hustle & Flow comes a gritty, seductive, blues-soaked tale of love, sex, music, and redemption. With a title inspired by a Blind Lemon Jefferson song – and a story driven by the soul-stirring rhythms and themes of blues music – writer/director Craig Brewer’s Black Snake Moan descends into the dark, spellbinding heart of fear and desire and comes out the other side.
In a small Tennessee town, two unlikely souls are about to be lured together at the sticky crossroads between rage and love. Found lying on the side of the road, beaten and nearly dead, is Rae (Christina Ricci), a 22 year0old who has developed a reputation around town for having an insatiable “itch” for sex. Her rescuer is Lazarus (Samuel L. Jackson), an ex-blues guitarist who has grown used to lifes relentless strains of trouble and sorrow.
Desperate for a change himself, Lazarus holds Rae prisoner, and sets out to “cure” her of her wicked ways. But to get to the deep, dark bottom of Rae’s mystery, Lazarus will first have to face the demons that reside in both their hearts, especially when Rae’s one true love Ronnie (Justin Timberlake), a Guardsman who was supposed to be headed for Iraq, comes looking for her.
Against its Southern gothic background, Black Snake Moan unfolds in raw, revealing and ultimately transcendent shades of blue. The film is produced by John Singleton and Stephanie Allain.
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Black Snake Moan is scheduled to be released on February 16, 2007.