Deadline has just reported that Dave Franco and Ed Skrein have joined Barry Jenkins’ upcoming film If Beale Street Could Talk. There is still no report on when filming will begin nor the theatrical release, but you can read the full announcement bellow!
Dave Franco and Ed Skrein have come aboard If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins’ follow-up to his Oscar winner, Moonlight. Based on James Baldwin’s novel, the drama follows Tish, a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover’s innocence while carrying their first child to term.
Jenkins tapped newcomer KiKi Layne to star in the film, along with Stephan James, Colman Domingo, Brian Tyree Henry, and Regina King. Jenkins, who wrote the screen adaptation, is also producing via his Pastel label along with Annapurna Pictures and Plan B.
Franco, last heard in Warner Bros’ The LEGO Ninjago Movie, can next be seen A24’s The Disaster Artist, co-starring alongside James Franco, and Marja-Lewis Ryan’s Netflix film 6 Balloons, opposite Abbi Jacobson. He’s repped by WME and Anonymous Content.
Skrein, who played Ajax in the blockbuster film Deadpool, appears in James Cameron’s Alita: Battle Angel, directed by Robert Rodriguez, which is slated for release in summer 2018. He’s repped by CAA and 42 agency in the UK.
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