Helmer Julien Temple (“Vigo”) has signed on to direct the Frank Cottrell Boyce (“Hilary and Jackie”) script “Pandaemonium.”
The film, which stars John Hannah, Linus Roache, Samantha Morton and Emily Woof is being produced by Mariner Films.
Pic traces the turbulent relationship between 19th century poets William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Zealous & jealous
Unfolding against the backdrop of tumultuous change in English society, the story profiles the early collaboration between the poets. But despite their complementary talents, the two fall prey to jealousies and a destructive antagonism.
Nick O’Hagan and Michael Kustow will produce with David M. Thompson, BBC Films, Mike Phillips and BBC Worldwide serving as executive producers.
Temple’s credits include “Absolute Beginners” and “Earth Girls Are Easy.”
The film, which goes into production at the end of this month, will be funded by BBC Films, BBC Worldwide and the Arts Council of England.
Moonstone Entertainment will represent the film for worldwide sales.
Moonstone CEO Etchie Stroh praised the choice of helmer Temple: “He will make this 19th century story feel very modern.”
Stroh plans to take some of the production’s early footage to Mifed in Milan next month.