Alexander Skarsgård has signed on to join Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga and André Holland in “Passing.”
The film marks Rebecca Hall’s directorial debut and is based on a screenplay that Hall adapted from the novel of the same name by Nella Larsen. It tells the story of two African American women, each of whom can “pass” as white but choose to live on opposite sides of the color line in 1928 Harlem.
Nina Yang Bongiovi and Forest Whitaker of Significant Productions, Margot Hand of Picture Films, and Hall (through her Flat Five Productions) are producing alongside support from Film4, Aum Creative, Xrm Media, Gamechanger Films, Tgck Partners and Sweet Tomato Films. Endeavor Content is handling worldwide sales. The news was first reported by Deadline.