Villari-McFarlane to brave The Silent Storm
- Andrea Riseborough, Damian Lewis lead cast
BIFA-nominated writer/director Corinna Villari-McFarlane (Three Miles North Of Molkom [+see also:
film profile]) will begin principal photography on June 23 at the Isle of Mull, Scotland on The Silent Storm. Andrea Riseborough (photo) stars as an enigmatic outsider living on a wild and remote Scottish island caught between her husband (Damian Lewis), and a 17 year-old delinquent (Ross Anderson).
Nicky Bentham (Moon) produces for Neon Films, alongside Eon Productions’ Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, who will executive produce with Marc Samuelson (Arlington Road), Steve Milne (The King’s Speech [+see also:
interview: Tom Hooper
film profile]) and Hani Farsi (The Time That Remains [+see also:
film profile]). West End Films is handling international sales. Corniche Pictures, Eon Productions, British Film Company, HW Buffalo and New Sparta are financing the picture with support from Film Agency for Wales.
Villari-McFarlane said, “I've woken up this morning on location surrounded by the most wonderful backdrop of my ancestral home land. I’ve brought with me three world class actors and now the work begins to bring this intimate yet epic story to life.”
Nicky Bentham added, “Corinna created a story full of tension and romance that hooked me straight away. The strength of the script coupled with her distinct vision has attracted a prestigious group of backers and some of Britain’s finest acting talent. We are thrilled to be making it with such a talented team in one of the UK’s most stunning locations.”
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