Donnerstag, Januar 22, 2009

London Blvd. - Farrell und Knightley in Gangsterfilm

Keira Knightley and Colin Farrell are set to star in "London Boulevard," a crime drama that marks the directing debut of "The Departed" scribe William Monahan. The film is based on the Ken Bruen novel, which Monahan adapted.

Graham King is producing under his GK Films banner, with Monahan and Quentin Curtis. The film will shoot this summer in and around London.

Farrell will play a South London criminal who, after release from prison, tries to give up the gangster life by becoming a handyman for a reclusive young actress.

Farrell, who just won the Golden Globe for "In Bruges," next stars in the ensemble of the Spitfire Pictures-financed drama "The Way Back," which Peter Weir directs in March. Knightley next stars in "Last Night" for Miramax and is attached to play Zelda Fitzgerald in the John Curran-directed "The Beautiful and the Damned" for The Film Department.

King, a producer of "The Departed," has a first look deal with Monahan and most recently collaborated on the Martin Campbell-directed "Edge of Darkness," which stars Mel Gibson. Monahan wrote that script with Andrew Bovell and King produced the film with Michael Wearing. King's GK Films financed.

Curtis, a former MGM exec, is producing Fox 2000's "The Jury" with Marc Forster attached, and Universal's "Getty" with Peter Berg attached.

Quelle: Variety
Interessante Kombination von Schauspielern - dass sich die Knightley mal wieder in einen "modernen" Film traut und dann auch noch solch einer - und man darf gespannt sein, wie sich das Projekt entwickeln wird. Könnte jedenfalls ganz nach meinem Geschmack sein.

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