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Gugu Mbatha-Raw to play lead role in “An Untamed State” movie

Staff Writer

Haiti Sentinel

LOS ANGELES, USA ( – Gugu Mbatha-Raw will play the role of Jameson, a Haitian-American woman kidnapped for ransom in a movie deal just signed for the novel, “An Untamed State”. Dr. Roxane Gay’s story with the backdrop of Haiti will be directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and produced by Michael De Luca of Captain Phillips (2013), The Social Network (2010), John Q (2002), Rush Hour 2 (2001) and American History X (1998), will produce.

Roxane Gay, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Gina Prince Bythewood
Dr. Roxane Gay, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Gina Prince Bythewood

On Twitter, author Dr. Roxane Gay announced that she is co-writing the script. Prince-Bythewood is best known for directing Beyond the Lights, and The Secret Life of Bees and Mbatha-Raw is the much talked about star of Belle and became well-known from her recurring role in Doctor Who. The film brings together a “trifecta of lady-bosses” according to New York Magazine.

The novel tells the powerful, unflinching story of a Haitian-American woman, Jameson, who is kidnapped for ransom in front of her husband and child. The novel explored the privilege that made her a target and the strength she must draw on to survive and reclaim her life.



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