Emmy Award® nominated Letitia Wright (Black Panther, Avengers franchise, “Black Mirror”) and Tamara Lawrance (On Chesil Beach, BBC One’s “The Long Song”) have signed on to Agnieszka Smoczynska’s (The Lure, Fugue) English language debut The Silent Twins, written by Andrea Seigel (Laggies) and based on the book The Silent Twins by Marjorie Wallace.
The Silent Twins is a true story of twin sisters who were entirely silent, communicating only to each other in a private language. They became obsessed with writing fiction, boys, and crime in their teens.
Wright is best known for her role as Shuri in Disney’s Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. She was nominated for an Emmy Award® for her role in “Black Mirror,” was recently awarded with BAFTA’s EE Rising Star Award and appeared in Amazon Studios’ Guava Island alongside Donald Glover and Rihanna.
Lawrance’s most notable leading roles on television include Jess in Rupert Goold’s King Charles III for BBC2 and Miss July, in the Heyday Films three-part adaptation of Andrea Levy’s novel, The Long Song, opposite Hayley Attwell.
Smoczynska won the Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for her Polish feature film debut The Lure (Córki dancingu) which was released in the U.S. by The Criterion Collection and as a result was named one of the Ten Female European Filmmakers to Watch by Variety and received the 2017 Sundance Institute Global Filmmaking Award.