Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins to adapt James Baldwin for the display screen · Newswire · The A.V. Membership

Oscar winner Barry Jenkins has introduced his first image post-Moonlight, with Selection reporting that Jenkins can be directing an adaptation of James Baldwin’s If Beale Avenue Might Speak. The 1974 novel focuses on a girl and her household working to clear her fiancee’s title, after he’s framed for rape by a bigoted policeman.

Baldwin’s title is using nearly as excessive as Jenkins’ in the mean time: The fiery creator, who died in 1987, was pulled again into the general public consciousness final yr with Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro, primarily based off of one in every of his deserted non-fiction books.

Beale Avenue isn’t the one venture Jenkins at the moment has within the works; he’s additionally been tapped to direct a TV collection primarily based on the Underground Railroad, primarily based off a ebook by Colson Whitehead, for Amazon.



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