The stunning ensemble cast is led by Mbatha-Raw, who is joined by Matthew Goode (who plays her father), Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, and Emily Watson among others. Read more on the film in its synopsis below:
It will be interesting to see if some of the same societal and racial complexities we encounter in the U.S. is reflected in Dido's story, and the unique issues she faced in England (and how much, if anything, has changed today).
Mbatha-Raw and some of the rest of the cast (including Watson and Wilkinson) highlight the importance of the story in this new featurette:
Directed by U.K. filmmaker Amma Asante and written by Misan Sagay (best known for the 2005 TV film, Their Eyes Were Watching God), BELLE is slated to hit theaters May 2nd.
Check out a few images from the film:
I'm psyched. Anyone else?