CinemaNX greenlights ‘Ashes’

Contemporary noir thriller stars Ray Winstone

LONDON — CinemaNX, the film financing and production venture bankrolled by the Isle of Man, has greenlit “Ashes,” toplining Ray Winstone, Jim Sturgess and Lesley Manville.

Pic, which also stars Jodie Whittaker (“Attack the Block”) and Luke Evans (“Robin Hood”), is directed by “Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll” helmer Mat Whitecross.

The project, which is budgeted under £5 million ($8 million), is being co-financed by private investor Merzbau and Brit music group Coldplay.

Fiesta Prods.’ Esther Douglas and Fiona Neilson will produce the pic, while exec producer credits will go to CinemaNX’s Steve Christian and Marc Samuelson, Merzbau’s Phillip Kier and Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland and Will Champion.

Whitecross is reuniting with “Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll” scribe Paul Viragh to co-pen “Ashes,” a contemporary noir thriller.

Script has been developed with the assistance of Northern Film and Media, UKFC Vision and the MEDIA program.

Lensing is skedded to commence on March 21 on location around the Isle of Man.

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