Tom Edmunds commences Dead in a Week: Or Your Money Back
by Naman Ramachandran
- Tom Wilkinson, Aneurin Barnard, Christopher Eccleston and Freya Mavor star
Feature debutant Tom Edmunds has commenced a five-week shoot at South-West London locations on high concept comedy Dead in a Week: Or Your Money Back. The film follows a young man who after seven unsuccessful suicide attempts outsources the task to an ageing hitman on the brink of retirement. But with the contract signed and death assured within a week (or his money back) he finally discovers a reason to live.
The cast includes BAFTA winner Tom Wilkinson (recently seen in Denial [+see also:
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interview: Mike Leigh
Edmunds previously worked with the late British director Anthony Minghella at Mirage Enterprises and on Breaking And Entering [+see also:
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The film is a Guild of Assassins and Rather Good Films production with Daniel-Konrad Cooper (Burn Burn Burn [+see also:
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Carter said, “This is one of those ideas that grabs you straight away, so going into production and bringing Dead in a Week to life is a very exciting stage to be at - and testament to the excellent team that has assembled around the project and to Tom's brilliant script and original vision for the film.”
Altitude Film Sales is handling worldwide sales. Universal Music will be working on the film’s soundtrack, with a leading British singer/songwriter creating a signature track for the film and shortly to be announced.