BRITISH ACTRESS Gugu Mbatha-Raw will star in a new film directed by Love & Basketball’s Gina Prince-Bythewood, it has been announced.
An Untamed State, an adaptation of Roxane Gray’s debut novel, tells the story of a Haitian American woman kidnapped for ransom in front of her husband and child.
The novel explores the privilege that made her a target, and the strength she must draw on to survive and reclaim her life.
Gina and Gugu worked together on 2014 romantic drama, Beyond The Lights.
Gugu, 32, recently starred alongside Hollywood actor Will Smith in Concussion and landed a leading role in Amma Asante’s Belle.