Russell Tovey Stars In Gay Soccer Drama, 'The Pass'

Russell Tovey is starring in a new gay footballer drama, The Pass and from the looks of things we're going to be very invested in this particular piece of work!

From Attitude:

The movie adaptation of John Donnelly’s critically-acclaimed play sees Tovey reprise the role he first portrayed on stage back in 2014, alongside fellow returnees Nico Mirallegro (Hollyoaks) and theatre actress Lisa McGrillis.

Following three very different nights over 10 years in the life of a Premier League footballer, Tovey stars as Jason, a rising star at the beginning of his career, whose world is thrown into turmoil after he kisses long-time friend and team-mate Ade (Arinze Kene) as they share a hotel room the night before his first big international match.
We're really gonna need a trailer for this--and soon!
There are currently no publicly out gay Premier League soccer players. Speaking on the issue producer Duncan Kenworthy says, “As a season ticket holder of a major Premier League Club, I know just how much interest there is in the question of why no currently-playing Premier League player has come out – or has felt able to come out – as gay.

The Pass is by no means an issue film, but John Donnelly’s wonderful screenplay puts very handsome flesh on the bones of this modern anomaly, imagining the pain, passion and complexity of the lives of elite footballers always inches away from fame or failure, and wondering whether honesty is worth the price.”

We'll be watching!!