Movie News: Barry 'Moonlight' Jenkins to Adapt James Baldwin

If Beale Street Could Talk: Barry Jenkins (above), who won an Academy Award for Moonlight, has made a bold choice for his next project: he will adapt James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk for the big screen. He’s already written the screenplay and will direct. The love story, set in the 1970s, follows a young pregnant woman in Harlem who seeks to prove that her fiancé is innocent of the crime for which he’s been imprisoned. [Variety]

 

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