It has been announced that Gugu Mbatha-Raw will star in an upcoming period drama that will launch producer Billy Peterson’s Racing Green Pictures.
The film, Seacole, is about Mary Seacole, “a pioneering Jamaican nurse who cared for wounded British soldiers during the Crimean War and found herself at odds with Florence Nightingale,” per Variety, who broke the news of this story first.
According to the report, Racing Green Pictures wants to “back prestige films, many of which will have strong social messages.” In Seacole, Mbatha-Raw will be joined by Sam Worthington, Sylvia Hoeks and Sean Delaney, Charlie Stratton will direct. He wrote the screenplay with Dianne Houston and Marnie Dickens.
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