According to an article on ScreenDaily, Tom Felton's latest BBC Drama film project, Belle, is set to be released in select theaters of the United States on May 2nd, 2014. Tom plays the part of James Ashford, who according to Tom is a "horrible guy who doesn't like the idea of modern." (Source: FeltBeats)
Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing.
Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.
Potter actress, Miranda Richardson - who portrayed Rita Skeeter - is also in this film. Are you excited to see Tom Felton is this film? Let us know in the comments below.
Special thanks to FeltBeats for the tip! Photo courtesy of Director Amma Asante's Twitter (@AmmaAsante)