The UK production company is currently casting for a UKFC funded pilot of the feature adaptation of Bola Agbaje’s Olivier award winning play.
UK production company Poisson Rouge is developing a feature adaptation of Bola Agbaje’s Olivier Award winning play Gone Too Far.
Agbaje is writing the screenplay for the film, which is set in the heart of the Afro Caribbean community in Peckham and follows a group of kids on a single day in London as they fight to make their dreams come true. It is being billed as La Haine meets The Breakfast Club.
Poisson Rouge is currently casting the pilot of the film, which will be directed by Destiny Ekaragha, one of Screen’s 2009 Stars of Tomorrow. The pilot, which will feature an all black cast of kids between 13-17, is being funded by the UKFC. The last pilot to be commissioned by the UKFC was Noel Clarke’s Adulthood.
Christopher Granier-Deferre, who was nominated for a BIFA for the 2009 thriller The Hide, is producing for his company Poisson Rouge Pictures.
Speaking to Screen, Granier-Deferre described the film as “an incredibly exciting project and one that could not be in better hands. Bola and Destiny make an incredibly team – their passion, their ambition and raw energy are a producer’s dream.”
He also confirmed that several UK distributors are circling the project.