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Helena Bonham Carter and Rebecca Hall have joined the elite inner circle of Steve McQueen’s upcoming HBO drama, Codes of Conduct.

The series follows Beverly Snow (played by Devon Terrell), a young African American man from Queens, and his upward climb into Manhattan’s high society. Bonham Carter will play Esther Kaufmann, an author and psychiatrist born into a prominent Jewish family in Manhattan. The divorced mother’s life is dramatically changed when she meets Snow, who’s described as talented, ambitious and having a “chameleon-like” approach to life.

Hall, meanwhile, will play Snow’s rival, Rebecca Rotmensen, the intelligent eldest child of a New York billionaire. The series also stars Paul Dano (12 Years a Slave) as Jared, a “hip yet altruistic” entrepreneur who befriends Snow.

In addition to directing the series, McQueen will write and executive produce with Matthew Michael Carnahan. Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Russell Simmons will also executive produce.