The film which is being shot in the U.K. and Nigeria started production in August and is being directed Nigerian-British writer and director Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.
The film is based on Adewale’s autobiographical story, “Farming.” The script was developed at the Sundance Film Institute and chronicles his own coming-of-age story growing up fostered by a white working-class family in the U.K.
In the film, the lead character is sent to the U.K. by his parents in hopes of achieving a better life. Instead, he becomes the feared leader of a white skinhead gang in 1980s England. When all seems lost and he spirals into self-destruction, a benevolent teacher (played by Mbatha-Raw) offers him one last chance at redemption