Tony Winner Sophie Okonedo Joins Country Music Comedy

Film & TV News   Tony Winner Sophie Okonedo Joins Country Music Comedy The upcoming Atlantic-crossing film recently began filming.
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Tony winner and Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo will appear in Faye Ward’s Country Music. The new film recently began shooting, according to Deadline.

The movie tells the story of a young girl who is fresh out of jail. Her raw talent inspires her to make it as a country singer in Nashville, however, she is stuck in Glasgow. When forced by her mother to get a job, she begins working for Okonedo's character as her cleaning lady.

The music-themed comedy also features West End alum Jessie Buckley, Olivier winner Julie Walters, and Broadway alum James Harkness; Tom Harper directs. Filming will take place in both Glasgow and Nashville.

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Okonedo recently starred in the new West End production of Edward Albee’s 2002 Tony-winning play, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? She won a Tony Award for her performance in the 2014 Broadway revival of A Raisin In The Sun and was nominated for an Oscar for Hotel Rwanda.

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