Magazine article Screen International

BBC Developing Steve McQueen Drama

Magazine article Screen International

BBC Developing Steve McQueen Drama

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BBC, Rainmark Films developing "major drama" with 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen.

The BBC has confirmed it is working on a "major drama" with 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen, which is likely to chart the experience of a number of black families in Britain.

The project is at an early stage, but is being developed by Rainmark Films, the indie behind BBC2's Emmy award-winning drama Churchill: Into the Storm.

BBC drama controller Ben Stephenson said: "It is too early to announce the details, but it is incredibly exciting to be working with the hugely talented British director who has rapidly become one of the finest directors in the world."

McQueen told the Mail that he wants the drama to be set in West London, where he was born, and tell the stories of black friends and their families from the late Sixties to the present day. …

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