Film4 boards Rebecca Hall’s directorial debut Passing, from Significant Productions

Alexander Skarsgård joins cast including Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga and André Holland as production gets underway.

Significant Productions announced today they have begun production on their next feature film, Passing, in New York. In addition, Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies) joins previously announced cast members Tessa Thompson (Avengers: Endgame), Ruth Negga (Loving) and André Holland (Moonlight). 

Passing marks Rebecca Hall’s directorial debut and is based on a screenplay that Hall adapted from the novel of the same name by Nella Larsen.  It tells the story of two African-American women, each of whom can passas white but choose to live on opposite sides of the colour line in 1928 Harlem. 

Nina Yang Bongiovi & Forest Whitaker (Significant Productions), Margot Hand (Picture Films), and Rebecca Hall (Flat Five Productions) are producing, alongside support from Film4, AUM Creative, XRM Media, Gamechanger Films, TGCK Partners and Sweet Tomato Films. Endeavor Content is handling worldwide sales.

Forthcoming Film4 releases include Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield, Sarah Gavron’s Rocks, Michael Winterbottom’s Greed, Rose Glass’s Saint Maud and Coky Giedroyc’s adaptation of Caitlin Moran’s How To Build a GirlFilm4 titles currently in postproduction include Jonathan Butterell’s Everybody’s Talking About JamieEdgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho, Euros Lyn’s Dream Horse, Florian Zeller’s The Fatherand Prano Bailey-Bond’s Censor