David Harrower’s Blackbird Adapted for Film with Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn Cast

Jean Doumanian Productions has set Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn to star in Blackbird a film that shoots in the UK next summer and marks the screen debut of acclaimed theatrical director Benedict Andrews The Maids.

Blackbird is adapted by David Harrower from his Olivier Award winning play of the same title. A dark, dangerous story of love and guilt, where Ray, a midlevel manager in his early 50s, is confronted by angry 20-something Una. They had a passionate affair 15 years earlier, when he was 40 and she was 12. Their hostile encounter leaves it unclear, whether Una wants closure, contrition, revenge or continuation.

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