Billy Zane, whose recent credits include “Zoolander 2,” and Sadie Frost, recently seen in “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie,” have joined the cast of romantic drama “Lucid,” which has started a three-week shoot in London.
Up-and-coming filmmaker Adam Morse makes his feature film debut, directing from his own script, with Adam Rose on-board to produce the project.
The film is described in a statement as “an inventive romantic drama split between the opposing worlds of a young man’s dreams and reality.”
It tells the story of “lonely young introvert Zel, who is given an unexpected chance to overcome his anxieties and reinvent himself when enigmatic neighbor Elliot takes him under his wing and teaches him the little-known art of lucid dreaming.”
Laurie Calvert, who has appeared in TV comedy “Episodes,” takes on the lead role of Zel, which also features Zane (“Titanic,” “Back to the Future”) as Elliot. The cast also includes up-and-coming talent such as Sophie Kennedy Clark (“Philomena”), and Felicity Gilbert (“Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1”). Cristian Solimeno (“Rush”) rounds out the cast.
The film is the first feature to benefit from the newly launched DDA1st initiative, launched by film marketing and communications experts DDA. The PR company “seeks to nurture the next generation of talent and offer an invaluable head-start for all those seeking to fulfil their rich potential,” it told Variety.
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Focused solely on U.K. productions with budgets in excess of £250,000 ($321,000), DDA1st is a “portfolio of production publicity services specifically designed to suit the needs — and budgets — of debut feature filmmakers; offering unit publicity, stills and special photography, digital content, EPK, production notes, international festival guidance, creative services and social strategy and implementation, in addition to expert advice and DDA’s network of heavy-weight industry contacts,” DDA said.