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Issue 17 Out Now

They Cloned Tyrone: An Engaging Sci-Fi Mystery Film

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“They Cloned Tyrone” is an upcoming Netflix sci-fi film that promises to deliver a thrilling and mysterious experience. Starring John Boyega and Jamie Foxx, this film marks the directorial debut of Juel Taylor, known for his work as a writer on “Creed 2.” With its intriguing storyline and talented cast, “They Cloned Tyrone” is set to captivate audiences when it arrives on Netflix on July 21, 2023.

The Plot Unveiled

“They Cloned Tyrone” takes viewers on a gripping journey through a pulpy, sci-fi mystery caper. The story revolves around an unlikely trio who find themselves entangled in a series of eerie events, leading them to uncover a nefarious government conspiracy lurking beneath the surface. The trio consists of Tyrone Fontaine, a neighborhood drug dealer; Slick Charles, an acquaintance of Fontaine’s and a procurer of sex workers; and Yo-Yo, Charles’ top sex worker. Together, they embark on a quest to unravel the truth and confront the powerful forces behind the conspiracy.

The Cast of “They Cloned Tyrone”

“They Cloned Tyrone” boasts an impressive ensemble cast led by John Boyega and Jamie Foxx. Boyega, acclaimed for his role as Finn in the latest “Star Wars” trilogy, plays the central character of Tyrone Fontaine. Foxx, an Oscar-winning actor known for his performances in “Ray” and “Django Unchained,” portrays Slick Charles. Teyonah Parris, recognized for her roles in “Mad Men” and “Dear White People,” takes on the role of Yo-Yo. The film also features David Alan Grier, Kiefer Sutherland, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Tamberla Perry, Eric Robinson Jr., Joshua Mikel, and more.

The Journey to Release

“They Cloned Tyrone” has had an intriguing journey on its path to release. Initially planned for a 2022 release, the film was included in Netflix’s 2022 movie preview video. However, it was later announced that the release would be pushed to 2023. Despite some uncertainties, the film is now set to hit screens globally on July 21, 2023. This highly anticipated release has generated significant buzz among fans and critics alike.

Unveiling the Trailer

To give fans a taste of what to expect, Netflix released the official trailer for “They Cloned Tyrone” on June 13, 2023. The trailer offers a glimpse into the film’s intriguing storyline, captivating visuals, and intense performances. It serves as a tantalizing preview, leaving viewers eager to delve deeper into the mysterious world of “They Cloned Tyrone.”

The Unique Blend of Genres

“They Cloned Tyrone” stands out for its unique blend of genres. Combining sci-fi, mystery, and comedy elements, the film offers a refreshing take on storytelling. This fusion of genres adds depth and complexity to the narrative, creating an immersive experience that keeps audiences engaged from start to finish. With its intriguing mix of humor and suspense, “They Cloned Tyrone” promises to be an unforgettable cinematic journey.

The Script That Caught Attention

The screenplay for “They Cloned Tyrone” gained recognition in the film industry well before its release. It was featured on The Black List in 2019, a prestigious platform where filmmakers share and evaluate scripts. The script garnered attention for its unique blend of comedy and sci-fi, combined with its R-rated content. The detailed review of the script by Script Shadow praised its originality and the phenomenal storytelling it offers.

Behind the Scenes

“They Cloned Tyrone” entered production on November 9, 2020, at Blackhall Studios in Atlanta. Filming took place over the course of several months, with additional production expected to occur in Cape Town, South Africa. Early shots from the set showcased the costumes and makeup the actors would don for their roles, generating excitement and anticipation for the film’s visuals.

The Impact of Macro Productions

“They Cloned Tyrone” is produced by Macro, a company known for its commitment to representing people of color in the film and TV industry. Founded in 2015, Macro has garnered critical acclaim and numerous accolades, including nine Oscar nominations and one win. With its dedication to diverse storytelling, Macro continues to push boundaries and amplify underrepresented voices in the entertainment industry.


“They Cloned Tyrone” is a highly anticipated sci-fi mystery film that promises to deliver a captivating and unique cinematic experience. With its talented cast, intriguing plot, and a blend of genres, this Netflix original has generated significant buzz among fans and critics alike. As the release date approaches, audiences eagerly await the opportunity to embark on a thrilling journey into the mysterious world of “They Cloned Tyrone.”

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