BBC Films boards battle rap drama 'Vs.' starring Connor Swindells

Exclusive: Project co-financed by Lorton Entertainment and produced by Silvertown Films.

BBC Films and Lorton Entertainment are co-financing battle rap drama Vs., which stars rising British actor Connor Swindells (pictured) and Adam Rooney aka Shotty Horroh.

The project was announced today by producer Bennett McGhee of Silvertown Films and is currently in production in London and Essex.

British filmmaker Ed Lilly (The Hive) makes his feature film debut, directing from an original screenplay co-written with Daniel Hayes.

The cast also includes Fola Evans-Akingbola (Game of Thrones), Ruth Sheen (Another Year) and Nicholas Pinnock (Fortitude).

Vs. is a drama about a withdrawn foster-teen (Swindells) teetering on the edge of self-destruction, who finds his feet – and his voice - in the world of UK battle rap.

BBC Films developed the film with Joe Oppenheimer and Beth Pattinson serving as executive producers alongside Lorton Entertainment’s Julian Bird and Wildgaze FilmsFinola Dwyer and Amanda Posey. Jack Tarling (God’s

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