Passing Movie

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Who's Involved:

Forest Whitaker, Rebecca Hall, Oren Moverman, Andre Holland, Alexander Skarsgard, Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, Bill Camp, Angela Robinson, Margot Hand, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Nina Yang Bongiovi, Ashley Ware Jenkins, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy

thematic material, some racial slurs and smoking
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

In 1920s New York City, a Black woman finds her world upended when her life becomes intertwined with a former childhood friend who's passing as white.

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Who stars in Passing: Cast List

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The Kitchen, The Burial  

The Sun Is Also A Star, The Savages  

Who's making Passing: Crew List

A look at the Passing behind-the-scenes crew and production team.


Rebecca Hall


Nina Yang Bongiovi
Margot Hand
Oren Moverman
Forest Whitaker

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Production: What we know about Passing?

Key Facts

  1. Netflix paid $16 million for worldwide distribution rights on the film (2/7/2021).
  2. Based on Nella Larsen’s 1920s Harlem Renaissance novel.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2021 - February: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2019 - December: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.
  3. 2018 - August: The film was set to Development  status.

Passing Release Date: When was the film released?

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Passing was a Netflix release in 2021 on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. There were 1 other movie released on the same date, including Clifford the Big Red Dog.

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