Film stars don’t die in Liverpool……..

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Starring Vanessa Redgrave, Joins Annette Bening, Jamie Bell and Julie Walters filming is about to start in Liverpool on the the film adaptation of Peter Turner’s Acclaimed Memoir, ‘Film Stars don’t die in Liverpool’. The production will also film on location in London and Pinewood Studios

Produced by Barbara Broccoli (Spectre, Skyfall) and Colin Vaines (Gangs of New York, The Young Victoria, Ralph Fiennes’ Coriolanus, W.E.) the film will be released in the UK in 2017.

The film will be directed by BAFTA nominee Paul McGuigan (Sherlock, Lucky Number Slevin) stars four-time Academy Award® nominee and BAFTA winner, Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right, Being Julia, American Beauty, The Grifters), BAFTA winner, Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, Jane Eyre, The Adventures of TinTin), two-time Academy Award® nominee and BAFTA winner, Julie Walters (Brooklyn, Paddington, Billy Elliot, Educating Rita), Academy Award® and BAFTA fellowship winner Vanessa Redgrave  (Fox Catcher, The Butler, Anonymous, Atonement), Kenneth Cranham (War & Peace, Maleficent), Stephen Graham (This is England, Boardwalk Empire), Frances Barber (Mr. Holmes) and Leanne Best (Line of Duty, Undercover).

Th film follows the playful, but passionate relationship between Turner (Jamie Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award® winning actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening). What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover, quickly grows into a deeper relationship with Turner being the one person she allows herself to turn to for comfort and strength. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control.

The screenplay is written by BAFTA winner Matt Greenhalgh (Control, Nowhere Boy), the director of photography is Ula Pontikos (Second Coming, Lilting). The production designer is BAFTA-winning and Oscar® nominated Eve Stewart (Les Miserables, The Kings Speech, The Danish Girl).

Certainly got a good cast but too early to say yet what the tone will be like…..

 

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