The director of Moonlight, Barry Jenkins, shows off the Oscar the film received for best adapted screenplay. Photo: Reuters The director of Moonlight, Barry Jenkins, shows off the Oscar the film received for best adapted screenplay. Photo: Reuters
The director of Moonlight, Barry Jenkins, shows off the Oscar the film received for best adapted screenplay. Photo: Reuters

Moonlight director Barry Jenkins to film slavery drama for Amazon

Filmmaker excited to be working on adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s novel The Underground Railroad, about secret network in 18th century that allowed slaves in US South to reach freedom

The director of Moonlight, Barry Jenkins, shows off the Oscar the film received for best adapted screenplay. Photo: Reuters The director of Moonlight, Barry Jenkins, shows off the Oscar the film received for best adapted screenplay. Photo: Reuters
The director of Moonlight, Barry Jenkins, shows off the Oscar the film received for best adapted screenplay. Photo: Reuters
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