Jean Seberg is a famous American actress known for playing the female lead in Jean-Luc Godard's film Breathless. She is in an open marriage with her husband, Romain Gary, with whom she is raising a child in Paris. She prepares to leave on a trip to Hollywood to promote her career there and parts lovingly with her husband. On the jet flight in first class, she witnesses a black activist causing a scene, insisting on sitting wherever he wants on the plane plus preferential treatment for Malcolm X's widow, claiming she should be treated like "royalty"; Seberg appears to be attracted to the passenger, who introduces himself as Hakim Jamal, a member of the Black Panthers and with whom she later starts a sexual relationship. Upon arrival in the U.S., Seberg notices that the Black activists at the airport begin a small protest there to indicate their displeasure with the treatment which Jamal and his traveling companions have received on their flight, suggesting the entire incident was staged for publicity and to embarrass the airline. Seberg joins the protesters and raises her fist in a black power salute in solidarity. Unbeknownst to her, the FBI are undercover at the airport and photograph her with the activists. The photograph is then processed and the FBI decides that they will shadow her activities while she is in the U.S. and arrange to have her phone conversations taped.
Kristen Stewart as Jean Seberg
Jack O'Connell as Jack Solomon
Anthony Mackie as Hakim Jamal
Margaret Qualley as Linette Solomon
Colm Meaney as Frank Ellroy
Seberg is a 2019 political thriller film directed by Benedict Andrews, from a screenplay by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse based on the life of Jean Seberg. It stars Kristen Stewart, Jack O'Connell, Margaret Qualley, Zazie Beetz, Anthony Mackie and Vince Vaughn.
It had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on August 30, 2019. It was released in the United Kingdom on January 10, 2020, by Universal Pictures and in the United States on February 21, 2020, by Amazon Studios, after an awards-qualifying run on December 13, 2019.