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Rebecca Hall to make directorial debut with Ruth Negga, Tessa Thompson's 'Passing'

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

is set to make her directorial debut with and "Passing".

Hall is directing from a script she adapted from Nella Larsen's Harlem Renaissance novella, reported Deadline.

The follows the unexpected reunion of two high school friends, whose renewed acquaintance ignites a mutual obsession that threatens both of their carefully constructed realities.

Larsen's story was first published in 1929 by Knopf and her exploration of race was informed by her own mixed racial heritage and the increasingly common practice of racial in the 1920s.

of and of Sight Unseen are producing, with serving as

"is a who I've had the pleasure of working with and I've loved the Nella Larson novella, 'Passing' since I first read it many years ago. When Rebecca told me about her family history and her passion to tell this story, I immediately signed on to help bring her vision of this incredible book to the screen," said Robinson.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 12:15 IST