Friday, 20 November 2015

Naomie Harris, Janelle Monae and more join Moonlight

She may spend time in the big budget world of Bond, but it hasn't stopped Naomie Harris finding smaller indie movies to work on. News arrives via The Hollywood Reporter that she is set to appear in Moonlight alongside Janelle Monáe, Mahershala Ali (The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button) and André Holland (Selma).

Director Barry Jenkins (Medicine For Melancholy) adapted the script from Tarell McCraney's book Black Boys Look Blue, which follows a young man dealing with growing up in Miami during one of the heightened periods of the War on Drugs. With Brad Pitt's (Inglourious Basterds) Plan B company producing and A24 providing the financing, Jenkins is has started the cameras rolling in Miami after tracking down newcomers Alex R. Hibbert and Jaden Piner from an open casting call in local schools and colleges.

Harris, Ali and Holland all have differing levels of acting experience under their belts, but the first-timers also include singer Monáe. Harris, meanwhile, is currently on our screens in Sam Mendes' (Skyfall) latest 007 outing, SPECTRE.

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