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Sebastian Faulks is to write a new drama for the BBC.
Based on his 2001 novel On Green Dolphin Street, the 90-minute screenplay will be Faulks's first for television.
The plot is described as an "epic love story" set in Washington, DC in the 1960s amidst the backdrop of the Kennedy / Nixon campaign trail.
Broadcast reports that the novelist is working with Rachel Wagstaff on the project from Eleventh Hour Films. The two previously collaborated on the stage version of Birdsong.
Faulks said: "[Screenplays are] a very different form from the novel and a very challenging one.
"Eleventh Hour Films have the right mixture of experience and enthusiasm to bring this project to a happy conclusion." »
London — Satirical comedy “Kill Your Friends,” about the era of Britpop music, has started lensing in London for a five-week shoot.
Pic is set in London in 1997, when the British music industry is on a winning streak. A&R man Steven Stelfox is slashing and burning his way through the biz. Fuelled by greed, ambition and drugs, he lives the dream, as he searches for the next hit. But as the hits dry up and the industry begins to change, he takes the concept of “killer tunes” to a murderous new level.
Nicholas Hoult (“X-Men: First Class,” “Jack the Giant Slayer”) takes the lead role of Stelfox, and is joined by an ensemble cast that includes Craig Roberts (“22 Jump Street,” “Submarine”), Tom Riley (“Da Vinci’s Demons, »
- Leo Barraclough
Thn have received the news from AI Film, Altitude Film Entertainment, Unigram, Pinewood Productions, and World’s End (that’s a lot isn’t it?) as they announce that the principal photography begins next week on dark and satirical comedy Kill Your Friends about the infamous era of Britpop music with Warner Music Group on board to produce the film’s soundtrack.
That era is exactly when I spent my time going to gigs, fighting my corner for the likes of Pulp and Blur (and then equally Oasis) – so this is right up my alley. This the first-time feature for Owen Harris who’s been working in TV but with good titles including Misfits, Secret Diary of a Call Girl and Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror.
It’s written by John Niven and based on his cult novel of the same name, Nicholas Houlttakes the lead role of Steven Stelfox »
- Dan Bullock
3 items from 2014
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