An all-star cast for Deadline reports critic, a period thriller of “blackmail, deceit and murder”. Ian McKellen will star in the film (The Lord of the Rings), Gemma Arterton (summerland) and Mark Strong (1917) from director Anand Tucker as Siddhant Trio (Hillary and Jackie,
critic “Set in 1934 London, McKellen plays Jimmy Erskine, the most feared drama critic in town—with Arterton as Nina Land, the actress determined to win her favor. When Jimmy When she finds herself in the crosshairs of David Brooke (Strong), the new owner of her newspaper, Nina falls into a dangerous web of blackmail, deceit and murder.
The film is based on the novel close time by Anthony Quinn. Also starring in the film will be Leslie Manville (phantom thread), Romola Garai (agitator), Ben Barnes (done by) and Alfred Enoch (foundation,
critic Adapted by Patrick Marber (Notes on a scam) Julian Symonds created the project and is co-producing through his company Fearless Minds with Tucker and his Seven Stories, as well as Bill Kenwright and David Gilberry of BKStudios. Production is taking place in London.
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