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K5 International nabs ‘Toast’

Film stars Helena Bonham Carter, Freddie Highmore

German-Anglo distrib K5 Intl. has boarded S.J. Clarkson’s “Toast,” starring Helena Bonham Carter and Freddie Highmore.

Based on the eponymous book by British food writer Nigel Slater, “Toast” is about a young boy’s childhood in the Midlands, a region of England. It’s described as “the ultimate nostalgia trip through everything edible in 1960s Britain.”

Philippe Hellman’s UGC PH has already acquired French-speaking rights to the film.

London-based Ruby Films is producing “Toast” for the BBC from a script by Lee Hall, who penned “Billy Elliot” and Steven Spielberg’s upcoming “War Horse.”

Faye Ward is producing for Ruby with the shingle’s Alison Owen, Paul Trijbits and Nicole Finnan exec producing, along with the BBC’s Jamie Laurenson.

Currently in post production, “Toast” was financed by Screen WestMidlands, the BBC, Lipsync and Cutting Edge.

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