David Harrower’s play Blackbird will be heading to the big screen with Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn in starring roles. The dramatic film is being adapted by Harrower and will be directed by first time feature film director Benedict Andrews (The Maids).
Filming is set for the summer of 2015 in the UK.
Mara’s credits include Her, Side Effects, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and The Social Network. Mendelsohn’s been featured in The Dark Knight Rises, Killing Them Softly, and Animal Kingdom.
In Blackbird, two people who once had a passionate affair meet again fifteen years later. Ray is confronted with his past when Una arrives unannounced at his office, and they are forced to revisit their relationship. Ray has made a new life for himself. Una is looking for answers. What follows in this emotional thriller is an unflinching excavation of damaged love. The consequences are shattering.
-By Rebecca Murray
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