First Look at Kate Beckinsale, Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s British Drama ‘Farming’

Production has wrapped in London on the British drama “Farming,” starring Kate Beckinsale, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Damson Idris, Variety has learned exclusively.

Nigerian-British writer and director Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje helmed from his own screenplay based on his autobiographical story of the same name. The script was developed in the Sundance Film Institute and chronicles Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s own coming-of-age story growing up fostered by a white working class family in the U.K.

Idris, star of John Singleton’s FX series “Snowfall,” plays the lead. Despite his Nigerian roots, he grows up to become the leader of a racist skinhead gang in 1980s England. Beckinsale plays his foster mother and Mbatha-Raw portrays a benevolent teacher who offers him one last chance at redemption.

HanWay Films is handling international sales and distribution, and is selling the movie at the American Film Market in Santa Monica, Calif. Endeavor Content is overseeing the U.S. sales together with CAA.

The film also stars John Dagleish, Jaime Winstone, Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji, and introduces Zephan Amissah.

“Farming” is produced by Michael London, Janice Williams, François Ivernel, and Andrew Levitas. It is executive produced by Akinnuoye-Agbaje and co-produced by Miranda Ballesteros. The financiers for the film are Frédéric Fiore of Logical Pictures and Andrew Levitas of Rogue Black.

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