Rebecca Hall is set to make her directorial debut in an adaptation of Nella Larsen’s 1929 novel, Passing. Set in Harlem, the story will follow the lives of two best friends portrayed by Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga.
Larsen’s novel focuses on “racial passing,” which refers to a person of one racial group who is able to pass for and be accepted by another racial group.
Margot Hand and Oren Moverman will serve as producers for the project, while Hall’s director from Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, Angela Robinson, is set to executive produce.
Some of Hall’s acting credits include Iron Man 3, The Gift, The Town, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, Christine and will next be seen alongside Will Ferrell in Holmes and Watson.
Thompson can currently be seen in Sorry to Bother You and has a lead role in the upcoming Men in Black spinoff, while Negga has a starring role on AMC’s Preacher and will be starring in the upcoming sci-fi thriller, Ad Astra.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter