HOLLYWOODBREAKTHROUGH.COM INTERVIEW WITH SCREENWRITER OF BELLE; THEIR EYES WAS WATCHING GOD – MISAN SAGAY

The film Belle is currenly viewing on HBO.

 

 

 

 

 

Misan Sagay’s screenwriting credits include Secret Laughter of Women, a full-length screenplay written and produced by O.O. Sagay (Elba Films) with Handmade Films, which premiered at the London Film Festival in 1999, and Their Eyes Were Watching God, an adaptation for Harpo Films/HBO for ABC starring Halle Berry. She also has a number of films in development including Fela (Focus Features) and In the Shadow of a Saint.
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"Belle – Bringing Slavery Into the Heart of Jane Austen" – Misan Sagay – Screenwriter

Belle – Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Their Eyes Were Watching God – Halle Berry 
The Secret Laughter of Woman – Nia Long

Film Facts:
Film: Belle
Belle – Written by Misan Sagay,

BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode). Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. While her cousin Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) chases suitors for marriage, Belle is left on the sidelines wondering if she will ever find love. After meeting an idealistic young vicar's son bent on changing society, he and Belle help shape Lord Mansfield's role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England. 

 


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*(Rotten Tomatoes – rottentomatoes.com/m/belle_2014/ )

*Interveiw from HollywoodBreakthrough.com site - interviewer Danielle Tillis