Thandie Newton to direct 1960s period film about three African-American girls


Thandie Newton is well-known for her Hollywood film roles and Emmy-winning role as robotic host Maeve Millay in HBO sci-fi drama Westworld, but now she is finally about to start directing a project that has been in the work for years.

Speaking to drag icon RuPaul and his co-host Michelle Visage on their podcast What’s the Tee? With Michelle Visage. , Newton spoke about her passion project, which is based on a young adult novel that has yet to be confirmed.

“We were all in tears at the end,” said Newton, of the book she read with her daughters.

“I found out who had the rights, and it was a wonderful producer who I had talked to about making something with just the previous year by chance, and she assumed I was ringing her to ask if I could play the mother role. The leads are actually three…

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