George MacKay Joins Amandla Stenberg In Amma Asante’s Next Film ‘Where Hands Touch’

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George MacKay Joins Amandla Stenberg In Amma Asante’s Next Film ‘Where Hands Touch’
Posted by Wilson Morales

September 14, 2016

Source: Deadline

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According to Deadline, George MacKay has been cast opposite Amandla Stenberg to director Amma Asante‘s next film, “Where Hands Touch,” a coming-of-age love story set in World War II Berlin.

MacKay will play a member of the Hitler Youth who begins a romance with a biracial German teen (Stenberg) in 1943 Berlin. Asante wrote and will direct the film, which is a project she has been working on for 10 years.

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The role has been described as “a young man who is bearing witness to the madness, and who is having the scales fall from his eyes as he comes of age, and the difficulty in understanding the choices his country is making in order to, apparently, make a better future for him, which is the kind of rhetoric that these children were exposed to.”

“I’m delighted to welcome George MacKay into the ‘Where Hands Touch’ family,” Asante said in a statement. “The project tells an important story and both George and Amandla will add rich nuance to its telling. I’m looking forward to collaborating with them both.”

Acting since the age of 5 and now 24, MacKay was last seen opposite Viggo Mortensen in this past summer’s “Captain Fantastic.” His other notable film credits include “The Boys Are Back” starring Clive Owen,” “How I Live Now” opposite Saoirse Ronan, and “Pride” with Bill Nighy.

Asante’s latest film, “A United Kingdom,” just had its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. That film stars David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike in a love story based on the true tale of Seretse Khama and Ruth Williams.


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