Here’s a first official look at Farming, the upcoming drama movie written and directed by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and starring Damson Idris, Kate Beckinsale, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zephan Amissah, John Dagleish, and Jaime Winstone:
“The electrifying true story of Enitan (Damson Idris), a young Nigerian boy, ‘farmed out’ by his parents to a white British family in the hope of giving him a better future. Instead, Enitan grows up to become the leader of a skinhead gang in 1980’s England.
Driven by themes of identity, power, love and betrayal, FARMING is rich with compelling characters: complex and dubious foster mother Ingrid (Kate Beckinsale), Levi (John Dagleish) the charismatic gang leader whom Eni must overcome, and at its heart our flawed hero, Enitan, a lost and tortured soul, desperately searching for a mother’s love as he struggles to find himself in a brutal world. When all seems lost and Enitan spirals into self-destruction, a benevolent teacher (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) offers him one last chance at redemption…
Farming is a powerful autobiographical story of success and of triumph over one’s extreme adversity. Writer-Director Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje brings this astonishing autobiographical story to the screen with epic vision and raw emotional power.”
How can black man become the feared leader of a white skinhead gang? Well am curious to see that one!
The film has yet to get an official release date.
Stay tuned with us for more details about the movie Farming.