Magazine article Screen International

Aaron Brookner to Direct 'Black Deutschland' Adaptation

Magazine article Screen International

Aaron Brookner to Direct 'Black Deutschland' Adaptation

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UK production outfit Pinball London has optioned Darryl Pinckney novel Black Deutschland as the latest project for Aaron Brookner (Uncle Howard, pictured) to write and direct.

The book is about a young black man from an affluent background in Chicago who heads to Germany after coming out of rehab. A troubled college dropout struggling to come to terms with his sexuality (he is gay), he hopes to build a new life in Berlin, a city he is drawn to by its decadent and bohemian reputation.

The film will be produced by Paula Vaccaro. It is being put together as a UK-Germany-US co-production.

Brookner's previous feature Uncle Howard - sold internationally by Upside Distribution - is screening at the Cannes Marché following its selections in Sundance and Berlin. …

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