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‘Moonlight’ director to helm ‘If Beale Street…’ film adaptation

IANS | Los Angeles |

Filmmaker Barry Jenkins, best known for directing Academy Award winning film "Moonlight", has been roped in to direct James Baldwins popular novel "If Beale Street Could Talk".

"If Beale Street Could Talk" tells the story of Tish, a newly engaged Harlem woman who races against the clock to prove her lover's innocence while carrying their first born child, reports

It is a celebration of love told through the story of a young couple, their families and their lives, trying to bring about justice through love, for love and the promise of the American dream.

Production on the film is expected to start in October.

Jenkins, who has been wanting to make the film for many years, wrote the screenplay during the same time in 2013 when he penned "Moonlight". Since then, Jenkins has been working with the Baldwin Estate.