McGregor lands in future

Thesp to star in McMorrow-helmed pic

Ewan McGregor has signed on to star in “Franklyn,” a futuristic British movie by first-time writer-director Gerald McMorrow. Jeremy Thomas will produce.

Hanway Films will handle worldwide sales for the project, shooting next summer in the U.K.

Pic is a split narrative set simultaneously in contemporary London and in a future metropolis ruled by religious fervor. It’s the story of four lost souls, divided by two parallel worlds, on course for an explosive collision when a single bullet will decide all their fates.

McMorrow is a commercials director whose surreal sci-fi short film “Thespian X” won the TCM Classic Shorts prize in 2002.

Visual effects will be created by London-based f/x house Double Negative.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading