LONDON — Variety has been given exclusive access to the first-look images of “That Good Night,” starring John Hurt and Charles Dance.
The film, which is produced by GSP Studios and just wrapped a five-week shoot in the Algarve, Portugal, has been adapted from the late N.J. Crisp’s 1996 stage-play of the same name (the title is derived from Dylan Thomas’ poem). It follows Ralph (Hurt), a famed screenwriter coming to terms with his impending death. As he does so, he resolves to attempt two final missions in life: to be reconciled to his long-lost son and to ensure that he doesn’t become a burden on his wife Anna with his slow decline by enlisting a mysterious “Visitor” to help him pass painlessly into “that good night.”
Sofia Helin (“The Bridge”), Erin Richards (“The Quiet Ones”), Max Brown (“Agent Carter”), Noah Jupe (“The Night Manager”) and Joana Santos (“Lacos De Sangue”) round out the cast.
The film is directed by Eric Styles (“Dreaming of Joseph Lees,” “Relative Values”), and the screenplay is by Charles Savage. The producer of the original stageplay, Alan Latham of GSP Studios, will produce the feature adaptation alongside Savage. Financing for the film has come through GSP Studios, Red Rock Entertainment and Goldfinch Entertainment.
GSP Studios will be shopping the pic to buyers in Cannes this week.