Rooney Mara in London for Blackbird
Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn are preparing for principal photography to get underway this week on Blackbird, a big screen adaptation of David Harrower’s challenging stage play.
Shooting in London, the piece centres on a prolonged and intense confrontation between 55 year-old Ray (Mendelsohn) and 27 year-old Una (Mara) - the last time the two met was fifteen years before, when they had an illicit affair when she was just 12 - for which he was imprisoned.
The film version is the directorial feature debut of Reykjavik-based, Australian-born theatre director Benedict Andrews, working from Harrower’s own screenplay. The producers are Jean Doumanian and Patrick Daly of Doumanian Productions in New York.
For more on filming in the UK, head over to our production guide.