Film centers on modern-day slave trade
LONDON — Jeremy Brock and Andrea Calderwood, the writer and producer of “The Last King of Scotland” respectively, are reuniting to work with helmer Gabriel Range on his next feature.
The project, which is untitled, is based on a true story about the murky world of slave trading in contemporary London. Lensing has begun on location in Kenya, having already wrapped its London shoot, and is set to be completed by May this year.
The cast includes Wunmi Mosaku (“Silent Witness”), Isaach De Bankole (“Casino Royale”), Lubna Azabal (“Paradise Now”), Hiam Abbass (“The Visitor”), Igal Naor (“Munich”), Nonso Anozie (“Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang”) and Nasser Memarzia (“Kingdom of Heaven”).
Calderwood is producing with Gail Egan, Liza Marshall, Katherine Butler and Range all serving as exec producers.
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Pic is financed by the U.K. Film Council, Channel 4, Film Agency for Wales, Limelight and Molinare.
Range won the international critics’ prize at Toronto in 2006 for his controversial docu-drama “Death of a President,” which hypothesized about the potential fall-out from the assassination of then U.S. prexy George W. Bush.