Back in 2017, Variety reported the news about Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s British drama Farming. Based on Agbaje’s autobiographical story, Farming centers Enitan (Damson Idris), a young Nigerian boy drawn into the warped world of a racist skinhead gang in 1980s England. Per the plot synopsis, Enitan is “farmed out” by his parents to a white British family in the hope of giving him a better future.
And now we have a trailer. And it’s compelling, haunting and bleak. We see Enitan’s need for love and acceptance exploited by the adults in his life, transforming a sweet boy into a teenage menace. Driven by themes of identity, power, love and betrayal, and rich with compelling characters, it will interest you to know there are characters named Fathead and Scum (don’t laugh) played by James Eeles and Theo Barklem-Biggs.
There’s Enitan’s complex and dubious foster mother Ingrid (Kate Beckinsale), and the charismatic leader Levi (John Dagleish) whom Enitan must overcome. Farming also stars Genevieve Nnaji, who plays Enitan’s mothe and in the beginning of the trailer, we see her distraught in tears as she hands over baby Enitan to Beckinsale’s character.
Farming was first screened at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival and it’s set to hit theaters October 11. Check out the trailer below: