Magazine article Screen International

Gone Too Far Moving from Stage to Screen

Magazine article Screen International

Gone Too Far Moving from Stage to Screen

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Olivier Award-winning play Gone Too Far is being adapted as a feature film by Poisson Rogue Pictures with backing from the BFI Film Fund.

The coming-of-age comedy marks the feature film debut of director Destiny Ekaragha. Principal photography on the four-week shoot begins on Oct 22 on location in east and south London.

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It is one of the first BFI-backed productions to be announced since the launch of Film Forever, the BFI's five-year plan for supporting UK film.

Gone Too Far will be produced by Poisson Rouge's Christopher Granier-Deferre (The Hide) and will be overseen by BFI senior executives Lizzie Francke and Chris Collins.

Bola Agbaje [pictured] has adapted the screenplay from her own play of the same name, which won the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliated Theatre in 2007.

She also received an Evening Standard Award nomination for Most Promising Playwright in 2008 and has seen her other plays, including Belong and Off the Endz, performed in London theatres.

The story follows two estranged teenage brothers over the course of a single day as they meet for the first time and struggle to accept each other for who they are. …

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