They Cloned Tyrone – need to know

John Boyega, Teyonah Parris, Jamie Foxx and Kiefer Sutherland star in this pulpy mystery caper that will have you seeing double.

What’s this?

A pulpy mystery caper film in which an eerie series of events leads an unlikely trio down a rabbit hole into a sinister neighbourhood conspiracy.

How does Netflix describe it?

Mind-Bending, Offbeat.

Who’s in it?

John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Teyonah Parris (Dear White People), Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) and Kiefer (I’m federal agent Jack Bauer, and today is the longest day of my life) Sutherland.

Who directs?

Writer-director Juel Taylor, who also wrote Creed II (2018) and Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021)

What classification is They Cloned Tyrone?

It’s rated R, so keep the kids away.

Is there a trailer?

Any trivia?

According to IMDB: They Cloned Tyrone ‘was chosen as part of the 2019 Blacklist, an annual compendium of the most liked unproduced scripts that has included eventual Oscar winners like Jojo Rabbit, Argo and Juno.’

Do the critics like it?

We don’t know yet … currently there are no reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.

What happens to streaming ‘originals’ when the platform takes them down?

Good question. You should read this article: Streaming services are removing original TV and films – will they be lost forever?

Do say

Somebody is conducting experiments on us.

Don’t say

I think these glasses need a clean – I’m seeing double.

Where and when can I stream They Cloned Tyrone?

They Cloned Tyrone premieres on Netflix on 21 July

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Paul Dalgarno is author of the novels A Country of Eternal Light (2023) and Poly (2020); the memoir And You May Find Yourself (2015); and the creative non-fiction book Prudish Nation (2023). He was formerly Deputy Editor of The Conversation and joined ScreenHub as Managing Editor in 2022. X: @pauldalgarno. Insta: @dalgarnowrites