Filming Begins for "Moonlight," New Film Based on Tarell Alvin McCraney Play

News   Filming Begins for "Moonlight," New Film Based on Tarell Alvin McCraney Play Filming has begun in Miami for "Moonlight," a new film based on the Tarell Alvin McCraney play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, according to Deadline.com.

The film, written and directed by Barry Jenkins, is set to premiere in fall 2016.

Tarell Alvin McCraney
Tarell Alvin McCraney

"Moonlight" stars Naomie Harris, André Holland and Mahershala Ali. Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Janelle Monáe makes her film debut. The cast also includes Alex R. Hibbert, Jaden Piner, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes and Jharrel Jerome.

According to Deadline, the film, which is set in three distinct time periods, follows a young man named Chiron who comes of age during the Miami drug wars of the '80s and '90s. It focuses on the most pivotal moments of Chiron’s life, showing his battle with a deteriorating home life and his own sexuality.

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