Watch: ‘Detroit’ Riots Trailer Starring John Boyega

The trailer for the highly anticipated movie Detroit was released today, detailing the horrific 1967 events that sparked the Detroit race riots.

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, the film takes on one of the most devastating riots in U.S. history that were initiated by a police raid of an unlicensed bar in the city’s West Side. The confrontations turned violent, resulting in the deaths of 39 people and leaving hundreds wounded.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega plays the role of a security guard working alongside a predominantly white police department, putting him in a very tough position.

Detroit hits theaters on August 4. Check out the trailer above.