BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Hollywood front liners, Idris Elba and Naomie Harris have been announced as the lead actors for How To Get Away With Murder star, Viola Davis and SixtyFourSixty’s adaptation of Ann Weisgarber’s The Personal History Of Rachel DuPree.
Viola bought the rights to the book for adaptation in 2011 and most people already speculated that she would be the lead actress but that is obviously not so. She will be co-executive producing the movie with Julius Tennon.
Idris Elba who is currently on the set of an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower and Naomie Harris who just finished filming Collateral Beauty have not worked together since the 2013 production of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.
Here’s the synopsis of the movie according to SixtyFourSixty:
“Rachel, heavily pregnant, is holed up in her isolated Badlands ranch with her five starving children. Taunted by secrets and lies from a marriage to a man she barely knows, Rachel finds herself playing an unsettling game of cat and mouse with her husband: she knows her family will never survive the impending bitter winter, and she knows that he will never allow them to leave. Rachel is forced to take matters into her own hands as she takes stock of her choices and prepares to fight for her family’s survival and for values that are worth more than land, ambition and public appearance.”
The Personal History Of Rachel Dupree will be directed by Claire McCarthy and produced by Su Armstrong and Brian Rosen for SixtyFourSixty.
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