Frank Berry's follow-up to 'Michael Inside' has landed itself two rising stars for its leads.
THR is reporting that 'The Crown' breakout Josh O'Connor and 'Black Panther' star Letitia Wright will be playing the leads in 'Provision', a new drama by the acclaimed director. The story is set inside Ireland's direct provision system, and sees Letitia Wright as a Nigerian woman fleeing criminal gangs and ends up moving from one overcrowded centre to another until she crosses path with a security guard at one of the centres, played by O'Connor.
As the story progresses, it's revealed that the security guard was himself a former prisoner and empathises with the residents, as well as Letitia Wright's character and her traumatic past. However, their friendship is under constant threat as deportation is a daily concern for asylum seekers in Ireland in the direct provision system.
Like 'Michael Inside', 'Provision' looks set to unearth uncomfortable truths close to home that Irish people would much rather ignore or neglect, but from a far more empathetic and understanding standpoint.
No release date has been set for 'Provision' as of yet.