WestEnd Films has boarded world sales ahead of Cannes on Film4 and BFI-backed UK comedy Old Boys (working title), which features rising stars including The Imitation Game actor Alex Lawther and The Nun lead Pauline Étienne, who makes her English-language debut.
Production wraps this weekend on Toby MacDonald’s under-the-radar coming-of-age feature debut, which has been filming in locations across Sussex, UK.
Also starring are Jonah Hauer-King, currently filming opposite Bel Powley in Ashes In The Snow, Denis Ménochet (Inglourious Basterds) and Joshua McGuire (Mr. Turner).
Inspired by Edmond Rostand’s classic Cyrano de Bergerac story, the film is written by The Bad Education Movie co-writer Freddy Syborn and is produced by first-timer Luke Morris.
In the school-set re-working of Cyrano, an awkward but imaginative pupil (Lawther) helps the handsome but spectacularly dim school-hero (Hauer-King) pursue the fiery daughter (Étienne) of a visiting