Russell Tovey (HBO's Looking) plays a gay footballer in the new movie, The Pass, co–starring Arinze Kene.
Based on the play by John Donnelly, the film follows the story of a closeted player in three segments, one taking place every five years in the player’s life, as he comes to terms with his true self following the night he shares a kiss with a teammate.
Here's the official synopsis:
Nineteen-year-old Jason and Ade have been in the Academy of a famous London football club since they were eight years old. It's the night before their first-ever game for the first team - a Champions League match - and they're in a hotel room in Romania. They should be sleeping, but they're over-excited. They skip, fight, mock each other, prepare their kit, watch a teammate's sex tape. And then, out of nowhere, one of them kisses the other. The impact of this 'pass' reverberates through the next ten years of their lives - a decade of fame and failure, secrets and lies, in a sporting world where image is everything.
If you're in or near New York City, you can catch the film at opening night of New York City's NewFest on October 20th. The movie is set for wide release later this year.