Helena Bonham Carter cast in Steve McQueen’s new HBO drama

The actress will join Parade's End star Rebecca Hall in New York society drama Codes of Conduct

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Helena Bonham Carter and Rebecca Hall are set to bring their star credentials to the cast of Steve McQueen’s Codes of Conduct.

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The duo will join newcomer Devon Terrell and Paul Dano – who starred in McQueen’s Oscar-winning film 12 Years a Slave – in the HBO pilot.

Codes of Conduct follows a young African-American man called Beverly Snow (Terrell) as he climbs his way to the top of New York’s high society. 

Bonham Carter will play Esther Kaufmann, a rebellious, divorced author and psychiatrist from a prominent Jewish family in Manhattan; while Parade’s End star Hall will take on the role of smart and ruthless heiress Rebecca Rotmensen, the eldest child of a New York billionaire and Snow’s rival.

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McQueen co-wrote and will executive-produce the project alongside World War Z’s Matthew Michael Carnahan. Codes of Conduct will be the 12 Years a Slave director’s first foray into television.