Magazine article Screen International

Kate Beckinsale, Damson Idris, Gugu Mbatha-Raw to Star in 'Farming'

Magazine article Screen International

Kate Beckinsale, Damson Idris, Gugu Mbatha-Raw to Star in 'Farming'

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HanWay Films to introduce coming-of-age drama to Cannes buyers.

Damson Idris, Kate Beckinsale, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw will star in Farming, which HanWay Films will introduce to international buyers in Cannes.

Nigerian-British writer Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje makes his feature directorial debut based on his upbringing in a white working class foster family in 1980s Britain, where he became the head of a white skinhead gang.

Production is scheduled to begin in August in the UK and Nigeria. WME Global represents US rights.

Farming is based on Akinnuoye-Agbaje's Annenberg Award-winning screenplay developed with the Sundance Film Institute.

Idris, star of John Singelton's upcoming FX series Snowfall, will play the lead. …

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