Film

Russell Tovey Plays a Gay Soccer Player in ‘The Pass’

BFI Press

Russell Tovey (HBO’s Looking) is playing a closeted gay soccer player in the upcoming film The Pass. The film follows Jason (Tovey) a Premier League footballer, as he explores his sexuality for nearly a decade.

According to producer Duncan Kenworthy, “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.”

This is a photo of Russell Tovey in 'The Pass.'

The film answers a popular question: Why do some gay Premier League players stay in the closet?

You can learn more about The Pass on Gay Times.

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