Andrea Levy’s The Long Song set to be directed by Mahalia Belo

613R09EvWrL‘Harry Potter producer David Heyman and the BBC are understood to have set rising filmmaker Mahalia Belo (Requiem) as their director on the anticipated high-end drama The Long Song.

The Long Song is based on Andrea Levy’s celebrated Booker Prize-shortlisted novel about the dying days of slavery in the Caribbean.

The writer is Sarah Williams. Heyman’s Heyday Television, a joint venture with NBC Universal International Studios, is producing and NBC Universal International Distribution is distributing. Executive producers are Heyman (Gravity) and Rosie Alison (Paddington), Levy (Small Island) and Williams with Ben Irving for BBC One (His Dark Materials).

Belo is repped by WME and Independent Talent.’

Via Deadline

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