Winstone’s the ‘Man’

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CANNES — Ray Winstone is set to star in Brit black comedy “Death of a Ladies’ Man,” directed by John Hillcoat and written by Nick Cave.

FilmFour has agreed to co-finance the movie, produced by Paul Webster (“Pride and Prejudice”) for Kudos Pictures.

Hillcoat and Cave previously teamed on Aussie Western “The Proposition.”

In “Death of a Ladies’ Man,” Winstone will play a traveling salesman living a seedy life along the south coast of England. When his wife commits suicide, he has no choice but to take his 9-year-old son on the road with him.

Shooting is scheduled for September.

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