MONSTER surrounds the story of 17-year-old honors student Steve Harmon. An aspiring filmmaker attending an elite high school in New York; Steve's life is thrown into chaos when he is arrested and put on trial for taking part in a robbery gone wrong, resulting in the death of a Harlem bodega owner. Based on the award-winning novel of the same name by Walter Dean Myers, the film explores the complexities of the justice system that aggressively prosecutes and excessively sentences young black men.
MONSTER stars a heavyweight cast including Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jeffrey Wright, Jennifer Hudson, Nas, ASAP Rocky, Jennifer Ehle, and Tim Blake Nelson. Video director Anthony Mandler takes the helm as Director and Tonya Lewis Lee, Nikki Silver and John Legend serve as Producer.