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Martin Scorsese to Produce Martha Pinson’s ‘Tomorrow’

Director Martin Scorsese on the red
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Martin Scorsese is to executive produce “Tomorrow,” the directorial debut of Martha Pinson, his long-time script consultant.

The film, which explores the difficult reintegration into normal society of battle-worn soldiers, starts production in London today. It will continue in a Wiltshire home for recovering soldiers and also in Spain.

Confirmed cast includes Stephen Fry (“The Hobbit”), Sophie Kennedy-Clark (“Nymphomaniac” I and II), Paul Kaye (“Game of Thrones”) Stephanie Leonidas (“Defiance”), Sebastian Street (“Age of Heroes”), Staurt Brennan (“Risen”) and Joss Stone (“The Tudors”).

“Tomorrow” is produced by U.K.-based Roaring Mouse Productions and Studio 82. Producers are screenwriters Brennan and Street, as well as Dean M. Woodford. Scorsese and Emma Tillinger Koskoff take executive producer credits.

Pinson has directed short films and stage plays and worked with Oliver Stone and Sidney Lumet. She worked alongside Scorsese on four of his recent features, “The Aviator,” “The Departed,” “Shutter Island,” and “Hugo.”

“Through [Martha Pinson’s] vision, the great cast and dedicated team, this story will resonate for years,” said Scorsese in a statement.

“‘Tomorrow’ is a great script. The dialogue is brilliant and believable; the reversals and surprises are well placed and powerful. The characters and situations are vividly drawn,” said Pinson. Subject matter covers post-traumatic stress disorder, HIV and AIDS. Those are timely choices with the U.K.’s combat mission in Afghanistan scheduled to come to an end in December this year.

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