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CANNES 2010 Market / UK

BBC announces new slate

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In Cannes, BBC Films has announced projects by Armando Iannucci, Peter Morgan and Abi Morgan as part of its slate of upcoming films.

After In the Loop [+see also:
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, Iannucci teams again with BBC Films for his next comedy Out the Window, scripted by Iannucci with Will Smith and Roger Drew.

Award-winning screenwriter Peter Morgan, who worked with BBC Films on the football themed The Damned United [+see also:
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, returns with his new project Three Sixty, a multi-stranded tale of love and sexual obsession.

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Screenwriter Abi Morgan (Brick Lane [+see also:
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) documents the little-known story of Charles Dickens's relationship with young actress Nelly Ternan in her adaptation of Claire Tomalin's award-winning biography The Invisible Woman. Stewart Mackinnon at Headline Pictures produces the film.

And at Cannes this year, out of competition, BBC Films is presenting Stephen Frears’ Tamara Drewe. WestEnd Films is selling the film internationally.

Christine Langan, Creative Director of BBC Films, said, “I’m really proud of the range, quality and diversity of our current slate. The great work coming from Simon Beaufoy, Abi Morgan, Moira Buffini, Ayub Khan Din and many other writers on our slate right now reflect the deep pool of British writing talent.”

“It’s equally a great honour to work with directors like celebrated veteran Stephen Frears, auteur Lynne Ramsay and exciting newcomers Nick Murphy and Rowan Joffe. These collaborations, alongside Vertigo’s Streetdance, Britain’s first 3D movie, represent our determination to deliver as eclectic, innovative and dynamic a mix as possible from established and brand new talent alike.”

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