Netflix have released the official trailer for the upcoming period drama Passing.
The official synopsis for the film is as follows:
Adapted from the celebrated 1929 novel of the same name by Nella Larsen, Passing tells the story of two Black women, Irene Redfield and Clare Kendry, who can “pass” as white but choose to live on opposite sides of the colour line during the height of the Harlem Renaissance in late 1920s New York. After a chance encounter reunites the former childhood friends one summer afternoon, Irene reluctantly allows Clare into her home, where she ingratiates herself to Irene’s husband and family, and soon her larger social circle as well. As their lives become more deeply intertwined, Irene finds her once-steady existence upended by Clare, and Passing becomes a riveting examination of obsession, repression and the lies people tell themselves and others to protect their carefully constructed realities.
The film is adapted and directed by Rebecca Hall, marking her directorial feature debut, and stars Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, André Holland, Alexander Skarsgård, Bill Camp, Ashley Ware, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy and Gbenga Akinnagbe.
Passing will become available on the streaming service on the 10th November 2021.