The cast and crew of Rocketman take us behind the story of the film which is due out in cinemas on May 31.
Paramount have given us the first look at the Elton John biopic Rocketman. Directed by Dexter Fletcher (Eddie The Eagle, Sunshine On Leith) and starring Taron Edgerton (Kingsman, Sing), Richard Madden (Game Of Thrones, The Take), Jamie Bell (Jumper, Fantastic Four) and Bryce Dallas-Howard (Gold, Jurassic World) Rocketman will be in cinemas on 30th May, 2019.
Filming commenced this week on the action-packed vampire thriller EAT LOCAL, the directorial debut of renowned screen star Jason Flemyng (X-Men: First Class,Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels).
Charlie Cox (Netflix’s Daredevil, The Theory of Everything), Mackenzie Crook (Pirates of the Caribbean series, Game of Thrones), Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle), Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who) and Eve Myles (Doctor Who, Torchwood) head up an incredible all-star cast, while Flemyng directs a razor-sharp script written by BAFTA-nominee Danny King (Wild Bill).
EAT LOCAL revolves around unwitting Essex boy Sebastian, whose promise of a night of passion with ravishing cougar Vanessa quickly turns into a fight for survival after she introduces him to some of her friends – a coven of hungry vampires – at a remote farmhouse. As if Sebastian’s night couldn’t get any worse, a heavily armed band of mercenary vampire hunters led by the steadfast Captain Bingham crashes the party – and much like the vampires, they’re out for blood.
The phenomenal cast also includes Ruth Jones (Gavin & Stacey), Annette Crosbie (Into the Woods) and Vincent Regan (Lockout, 300), and introduces Billy Cook as Sebastian.
Rod Smith of Evolution Pictures is producing, along with Jonathan Sothcott and Neil Jones of Hereford Films.
Jason Flemyng commented, ‘Eat Local has been 10 years in the making and has been through so many different budgets and guises but me and Danny King have worked together and finally we’re here. We’re 3 days in to shooting and 50% of what we’re doing is better than I could have imagined and 50% is as good as I could have hoped. Everyone is working really hard with budgets they haven’t seen for 20 years and the actors are working for beer & lunch money. But we’re doing it, we’ve pulled it together, and I’m so thrilled’‘
Rod Smith said, ‘This project has been on my radar for some time and I was delighted that, through Evolution Pictures, we were able to secure Jason Flemyng to make his directorial debut with Danny King’s brilliant script. The cast and crew are all amazing – everyone involved knows that this film will be something very special and an exceptional addition to the genre. I’m very proud to have Eat Local as Evolution Pictures’ biggest film to date, and look forward to everyone being blown away by it!’
Jonathan Sothcott noted, ‘Eat Local is without a doubt the best film I’ve been involved with. Danny King has written an absolutely fantastic, smart script and Flemyng is the best prepared director I’ve ever worked with; he’s an absolute natural. The cast speaks for itself and I can’t wait for people to see it.’
Principal photography will wrap in February after a four-week shoot in Hertfordshire.
The film is being sold at the forthcoming European Film Market in Berlin by GFM Films’ newly formed sales arm GFM Evolution. GFM’s Fred Hedman said, ‘GFM Evolution has been formed to focus on commercially attractive genre pictures. With Gangland and We Still Steal the Old Way in the can, Eat Local begins our new year with bite!’
Summary: Home is where the heart is for best pals Davy and Ally. Returning from duty in Afghanistan to their lifelong residence in Leith just outside Edinburgh, the lads kindle romances old and new: Ally with Davy’s sister Liz, and Davy with Yvonne, his little sis’s best friend from work. Meanwhile, their parents Rab and Jean are busy planning their 25th wedding anniversary. Everything’s going swimmingly, until a revelation from Rab’s past threatens to tear the family and all three couples apart.
Australian Cinema Release Date: 29th May, 2014
Australian DVD Release Date: TBA
Director: Dexter Fletcher
Screenwriter: Stephen Greenhorn
Cast: Emily-Jane Boyle (Christine), Paul Brannigan (Ronnie), Elaine M. Ellis (Morag), Jason Flemying (Harry), Kevin Guthrie (Ally), Emma Hartley-Miller (Janice), Jane Horrocks (Jean), George MacKay (Davy), Freya Mavor (Liz), Paul McCole (Ewan), Peter Mullan (Rab), John Spence (Brendan), Gaye Telfer Stevens (Francine), Antonia Thomas (Yvonne), Sara Vickers (Eilidh)
Runtime: 100 mins
Greg King: You can check out Greg’s Sunshine On Leith review on www.filmreviews,net.au
Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Sunshine On Leith′: For our full Sunshine On Leith review please check The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #81