WATCH: Official Trailer for 'Detroit'

The official trailer for Detroit has been unveiled. The historical drama, directed by Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker) tells the true story of a group of black men, who while staying the Algiers hotel during the 1967 Detroit riots, find themselves on the wrong side of jittery cops after a misunderstanding escalates.

At the center of it all is John Boyega, a.k.a. Finn from the recently rebooted Star Wars franchise, as a cop looking to play mediator in an incredibly tense situation. Honestly the film wasn't even on my radar--credit the randomness of Youtube--but to say it has the potential to resonate in our current social and political climate is an understatement. I'll definitely be checking for it when it's released in August.

Watch the trailer below.