×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Berlin: Paddy Considine, Diarmid Scrimshaw Reteam on ‘Journeyman’

BERLIN — Writer-director-actor Paddy Considine is continuing his collaboration with his “Tyrannosaur” producing partner Diarmid Scrimshaw of Inflammable Films on “Journeyman,” which is being financed by Film4, the BFI, Screen Yorkshire and the Wellcome Trust. Studiocanal is on board to handle the U.K. release and Cornerstone Films will oversee international sales and distribution.

Considine and Scrimshaw won a BAFTA for outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer
for “Tyrannosaur” in 2012.

“Journeyman” is in pre-production and will start shooting in the North of England in early March. Considine is not only writing and directing the film but also starring, alongside Jodie Whittaker (“One Day”), Faraz Ayub (“Honour”), Tony Pitts (“War Horse”) and Paul Popplewell (“’71”).

The film centers on Matty Burton, the middleweight boxing champion of the world. Now, coming toward the end of his career, he knows that he must make his money and get out of the game. His aim is to secure a home with his wife Emma, and a future for their baby daughter Mia. His opponent is the brash and controversial Nassar Ali. A big puncher who courts controversy with his outlandish statements. Nassar’s intent is to rip the title from Matty, a task that Nassar feels is going to be easy.

After a titanic battle, Matty returns home to Emma, but moments later collapses on the living-room floor from a delayed reaction to a devastating punch. When Matty awakes from the coma, the real fight begins. Suffering from memory loss and with his personality altered, Matty must begin to piece his life back together as his world disintegrates.

Scrimshaw commented: “’Journeyman’ is another world-class project from Paddy, it’s got strength, authenticity and is a compelling triumph over adversity story.”

Cornerstone’s Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder said: “We’ve long been admirers of Paddy’s work as an actor and his directing debut in the remarkable ‘Tyrannosaur’ made him a filmmaker to watch. We couldn’t be more excited to be associated with his next feature. ‘Journeyman’ is powerful, provocative and moving; precisely the kind of film we want Cornerstone Films to be part of.”

More Film

  • Noah CentineoNickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, Show,

    Kids’ Choice Awards 2019: JoJo Siwa, Noah Centineo Take on Bullying

    This year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards was full of positivity and encouragement to be yourself. DJ Khaled, known for his upbeat mantras, hosted the 32nd annual awards ceremony alongside JoJo Siwa at USC’s Galen center. Siwa accepted the award for favorite social music star. Siwa said in her acceptance speech, “I get hated on every [...]

  • Us Scriptwriter and Film-maker Larry Cohen

    Larry Cohen, Cult Horror Writer-Director of 'It's Alive,' Dies at 77

    Larry Cohen, best known for his work as a B-movie producer and director in the ’70s and his later work in screenwriting, has died. He was 77. Cohen’s friend, actor and publicist Shade Rupe, confirmed the news, which was announced in a post to Cohen’s official Facebook page. Rupe said Cohen died in Los Angeles [...]

  • Captain Marvel

    Box Office: 'Captain Marvel' Shatters $900 Million Milestone

    Brie Larson’s “Captain Marvel” continues to do heroic business. In its latest box office milestone, the female-fronted superhero tentpole zoomed past $900 million in ticket sales worldwide. “Captain Marvel” brought in a mighty $87 million globally this weekend, including $52 million from international territories. It has now generated $589 million overseas for a global haul [...]

  • Us - Lupita Nyong’o - cr:

    Box Office: Jordan Peele's 'Us' Stuns With $70 Million Opening Weekend

    Talk about scary good. Universal’s “Us,” the second directorial effort from Jordan Peele, pulled off a stunning debut, generating $70 million from 3,741 North American locations. That haul is enough to land it the second-best opening weekend of the year behind Disney’s “Captain Marvel” ($153 million). The psychological thriller about a family confronted by a [...]

  • SHAZAM

    Film Review: 'Shazam!'

    In “Shazam!,” Zachary Levi brings off something so winning it’s irresistible. He plays a square-jawed, rippling-muscled man of might, with a cheesy Day-Glo lighting bolt affixed to his chest, who projects an insanely wholesome and old-fashioned idea of what a superhero can be. But he’s also playing a breathless teenage kid on the inside, and [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content