Rooney Mara fans will have a new film to look forward to. Jean Doumanian Productions has announced that the Academy Award nominated actress will star along with Ben Mendelsohn in the upcoming film “Blackbird.” Directing the film will be Benedict Andrews, best known for his theatrical directing career. “Blackbird” will be his first time directing a film. Shooting for “Blackbird” will begin the summer of 2015 in the UK. The film will be produced by Jean Doumanian and Patrick Daly.

Even though this will be Andrews’ film directing debut, it makes sense that he has been hired to helm the film. The film itself was originally an Olivier Award-winning play of the same name written by David Harrower. Harrower will adapt his play for the screen, for those who might be worrying about the play’s integrity translating to film, hopefully your fears have been alleviated.

Here’s more about “Blackbird”

“[T]wo people who once had a passionate affair meet again fifteen years later. Ray is confronted with his past when Una arrives unannounced at his office, and they are forced to revisit their relationship. Ray has made a new life for himself. Una is looking for answers. What follows in this emotional thriller is an unflinching excavation of damaged love. The consequences are shattering.”

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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