EXCLUSIVE: Amy Jephta, who directed South Africa’s most up-to-date Worldwide Movie Oscar entry, Barakat, can be showrunning the drama sequence Hanover Street from EPs Lesley-Ann Brandt (Lucifer, Spartacus), Adrian Cunningham, and Revelations Entertainment’s Lori McCreary and Morgan Freeman.
Hanover Road follows the joyful and heartbreaking journey of two sisters in Cape City’s District Six throughout South Africa’s Apartheid years. The colourful neighborhood was dwelling to 60k residents of all ethnicities and creeds, together with a thriving LGBTQ+ inhabitants. In 1966 the federal government designated it a “Whites-only” space. By 1982 the whole inhabitants had been forcibly eliminated, with households torn aside and the neighborhood destroyed. Hanover Road will mirror upon the correlation between the racial reconciliation that has taken place in South Africa and the vital conversations occurring in America right now.
It’s been 30 years since Freeman and McCreary teamed on their first function movie, Bopha! —the story of a black South African police officer implementing apartheid, and his son, who was a part of the resistance motion. Bopha! which starred Danny Glover, Alfre Woodard and Malcolm McDowell, repped Freeman’s directorial debut and McCreary’s first outing as producer. Later, the 2 would produce Clint Eastwood’s Invictus, the story of Nelson Mandela and the Rugby World Cup, starring Matt Damon, and Freeman as Mandela.
Brandt, who will star and produce, is coming off a massively profitable six-year run on Netflix’s Lucifer.
“Based mostly on an actual group, our story is advised by the loving relationship of two sisters and we’re delighted to have discovered a showrunner who can information our sequence and discover all of the nuances of this story. That we each have household ties to District Six has been additional particular. Amy is a rare South African expertise and we’re thrilled to have her be part of us,” says Brandt.
“It’s a dream to have the ability to shepherd this course of alongside this superb staff. District Six’s legacy inside my household has formed not solely my voice as an artist, but additionally the tales I select to inform as a South African author. I’m so excited to share and have a good time District Six with a worldwide viewers in a method that’s related and resonant to our current,” provides Jephta.