Casting News: Gugu Mbatha-Raw to Star in BBC TV Adaptation of JP Delaney's 'The Girl Before'
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Gugu Mbatha-Raw has been cast as the lead in a BBC adaptation of JP Delaney's The Girl Before.
According to Deadline, the four-part series will be directed by Lisa Brühlmann, whose previous directing credits include two episodes of BBC America's Killing Eve: "The Hungry Caterpillar" and "Desperate Times."
Delaney is said to be overseeing the adaptation of his bestselling 2016 novel, which centers on a traumatized woman called Jane who falls in love with a beautiful, minimalist house in trendy east London neighborhood Hoxton.
When she discovers that a woman with difficulties similar to her own actually died in the same property three years earlier, she begins to suspect that her life story is becoming a repeat of "the girl before."
Shooting is due to start later this year. It adds to a busy slate for Mbatha-Raw, who will soon be seen opposite Tom Hiddleston in Disney+'s eagerly anticipated Loki series. She's also set to star in Seacole, a biopic of Mary Seacole, the pioneering British-Jamaican nurse who overcame racial prejudice to treat thousands of soldiers during the Crimean war.
We recently rounded up 10 times Gugu Mbatha-Raw really blew us away, with performances in everything from Belle to Black Mirror's "San Junipero."
Are you looking forward to seeing Gugu Mbatha-Raw in The Girl Before?