Helena Bonham Carter and Rebecca Hall have closed deals to co-star in Steve McQueen’s HBO drama pilot Codes Of Conduct. The British actresses join Devon Terrell and Paul Dano in the project — a provocative exploration of a young black man’s experience entering New York high society.
Co-written by McQueen and Matthew Michael Carnahan, Codes Of Conduct centers on Beverly Snow (Terrell), a young man from Queens as talented as he is ambiguous. His self-confidence will enable him to break into the social circles of Manhattan’s elite, testing the boundaries of access and social mobility. Carter will play author and psychiatrist Esther Kaufmann. Born into a prominent Jewish family in Manhattan, the divorced mother of two grown boys is now living life on her own terms – terms that change dramatically though after she crosses paths with the enigmatic Beverly Snow. Hall plays the smart and educated Rebecca Rotmensen, the eldest child of a New York billionaire, who will emerge as Beverly’s foremost rival, his equal in guile and ruthlessness.
McQueen and Carnahan executive produce with Russell Simmons, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman.