Richard Loncraine wraps London schedule on Finding Your Feet
by Naman Ramachandran
- Production will now move to Rome for the final spell of principal photography
Richard Loncraine has completed the London schedule on Finding Your Feet [+see also:
film profile], and the production now moves to Rome for its final week of principal photography. Written by debutant Meg Leonard and Nick Moorcroft (Urban Hymn), the film follows a middle-class, judgemental snob on the eve of retirement who discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister, who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.
The stellar British cast includes Imelda Staunton, Oscar- and BAFTA-nominated, and a BIFA and EFA winner for Vera Drake [+see also:
film profile]; Timothy Spall, Cannes Best Actor winner for Mr Turner [+see also:
interview: Mike Leigh
film profile]; popular actress Joanna Lumley, who recently made a splash in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie [+see also:
film profile]; Celia Imrie (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [+see also:
film profile]); David Hayman (Macbeth [+see also:
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interview: Bill Condon
interview: Laura Linney
John Sachs and Andrew Berg are producing for Eclipse Films, Nick Moorcoft and Meg Leonard for Powder Keg Pictures, James Spring for Fred Films, and Charlotte Walls for Catalyst Global Media. The executive producers are Brian Berg, Lynne Berg, Graham Begg, John Stevens, Jay Firestone of Prodigy Pictures, Bob Benton of Bob & Co and Richard Whelan.
Richard Loncraine debuted in 1975 with Flame and, in a long and distinguished career, has won several awards. These include the Grand Prix des Amériques at the Montréal World Film Festival for Brimstone & Treacle (1982); BAFTA Best Film and Screenplay nominations for Richard III (1997); and a Prize of the Ecumenical Jury – Special Mention at Berlin for My One and Only (2009). He has also had a successful career in television, winning a Primetime Emmy for Band of Brothers (2001).
Loncraine said, “The London portion of the shoot has been a great success, and I’m enjoying it every bit as much as I enjoyed the script – a script that made me laugh and cry, often at the same time. I am genuinely thrilled to have taken this wonderful project from the page and onto the screen, where it belongs.”
Sachs and Berg, of Eclipse Films, said, “We are all incredibly proud to have got this very funny and moving film into production. We hope that it will be as enjoyable for future audiences as it is for us as producers to watch some of Britain’s finest actors bringing these unique and infectious characters to life under the direction of renowned filmmaker Richard Loncraine.”
Protagonist Pictures is handling worldwide sales on the film, with Entertainment One taking the UK, Canada and Australia/New Zealand, SF Studios for Scandinavia, Feelgood Entertainment for Greece, California Filmes for Latin America, DD Dream for China, New Select for Japan, Front Row Entertainment for the Middle East, Viva Entertainment for the Philippines, and Jaguar Distribution for airlines.
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