Award-winning stage being adapted for the big screen.
THR reports that an adaptation of Bola Adbaje’s Laurence Olivier Award-winning stage play ‘Gone Too Far’ is in the works with the backing of the British Film Institute Film Fund.
Destiny Ekaragha (‘Tight Jeans’) will make her feature directorial debut on the coming-of-age comedy with newcomers Malachi Kirby (‘Offender’), Shanika Warren Markland (‘Demons Never Die’), Adelayo Adedayo (‘Sket’), O.C. Ukeje (‘Black Gold’) and Golda John (‘The Empire’) attached to star.
“‘Gone Too Far’ is a brilliantly funny, sharp and observant coming-of-age comedy in the tradition of ‘The Breakfast Club’ and ‘Bend it Like Beckham’ with a strong urban identity in the vein of ‘La Haine’ and ‘A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.’ It’s also an incredibly original and exciting representation of black Britain for the screen; a wonderful opportunity to portray a vibrant group in a way that has never been done before. Set on a small up-beat estate in Peckham, in the heart of the Afro-Carribean community, the film follows a group of kids over a single day as they fight to make their dreams comes true. As the Notting Hill Carnival beats away in NW London, this group of kids are having their own carnival in SE15.”
Filming is set to begin late October in East and South London.