Clement Virgo's 'Book Of Negroes' Adaptation Will Be Mini-Series, Not Film; Shoots This Fall

From Shadow and Act Mon Feb 18 2013, 18:25:22

An update on a project we've been following since 2011, when we first learned about it. As a matter of fact, November 2011 was the last time it was mentioned on S&A - so it's certainly been a little while with no updates. Until today, what we've known is that Canadian filmmaker Clement Virgo has been developing a highly-anticipated film adaptation of author Lawrence Hill's award-winning bestseller, The Book of Negroes. Boasting one of the strongest female characters in recent Canadian fiction, the novel's synopsis reads: Abducted as an 11-year-old child from her village in West Africa and forced to walk for months to the sea in a coffle-a string...

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