Official UK Trailer for 'Farming' Directed by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
"You ain't like them… You're better." Lionsgate UK has unveiled an official UK trailer for the indie drama Farming, which is the feature directorial debut of English actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. You will recognize Adewale as Killer Croc from Suicide Squad, or Algrim from Thor, or Heavy Duty from G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, or Mr. Eko from "Lost" - now he's telling his own true story. Based on Adewale's childhood, Farming is about a young Nigerian boy who "farmed out" by his parents to a white British family in hopes of a better future. Instead, he becomes the feared leader of a white skinhead gang in 1980's England. The cast includes Damson Idris, Kate Beckinsale, John Dagleish, Jaime Winstone, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Genevieve Nnaji, as well as Adewale. Damn - this looks very powerful and brutally honest. Worth a watch.
Here's the full UK trailer (+ US trailer) for Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's Farming, direct from YouTube:
Based on his own life story, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's Farming charts the extraordinary journey of a young fostered Nigerian boy who, struggling to find an identity, falls in with a skinhead gang in 1980's England. Farming is both written and directed by Nigerian-English actor-turned-filmmaker Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, making his feature directorial debut with this film. Based on his own short film of the same name. This first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year, and also played at the Edinburgh Film Festival this summer. Lionsgate will open Akinnuoye-Agbaje's Farming in select UK cinemas starting on October 11th this fall. There's still no US release date set yet - stay tuned for updates. Who's interested?
Adwele is quite a talented man!
DAVIDPD on Jul 17, 2019
I have to say this sure looks different from just about anything I've ever seen before and that's saying something. I hope he did a good job as far as shooting, editing, etc. that a good film requires as this is a great story to tell.
thespiritbo on Jul 17, 2019
Scary. But, of course, there's no doubt about he existence of stories like this. Looking good, indeed ...
shiboleth on Jul 17, 2019
will should recognize Adewale as Simon Adebisi from the acclaimed HBO series Oz.
For the younger crowd it's Game of Thrones in a men's prison, but instead of family houses vying for the throne it's gangs vying for dominance in an experimental prison block (just glass wall cells around an open common room really). But keep all the brutality, politicking, backstabbing, misery and rampant sex and murder. Also with an amazingly talented cast. FYI: Adebisi is pretty much Cersei and The Mountain's love child. He was THAT much of a badass.
Oz is a great show (if you could stomach it), and (I think) proved HBO could create high-quality ground-breaking drama series, followed up by The Sopranos, The Wire and Deadwood.
I've been a fan of Adewale ever since and was sad they hid his talent behind all that damn makeup and bad dialogue in Suicide Squad. So I am delighted to find he's directed a movie, and thrilled it's look so damn good too. I pray this comes to the US later this year and gets him some award buzz.
Akirakorn on Jul 17, 2019
In Mr. Eko we trust! This looks great.
Oblique on Jul 18, 2019
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