Exclusive: Two-time Oscar nominee Helena Bonham is reteaming with Carter the crown The period drama is directed by Jessica Hobbs offingwhich Beta Cinema will start selling at next week’s EFM
Emmy winner Hobbs, who currently directs the HBO drama the palace Along with Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant, directed the second most episodes of Netflix’s Smash series. the crownIncluding multiple EPs with Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret.
Their new collaboration is an adaptation of Benjamin Myers’ post-war novel set in northern England. The film depicts the intense and uplifting relationship between a teenage boy and a hard-drinking, foul-mouthed, bohemian recluse named Dulcie (Bonham Carter).
Casting is underway for 16-year-old Robert, the shy, nature-loving son of a miner who sets out to see a little more of the world before following his father into the pit. Under Dulcie’s eccentric tutelage, his life opens up to the transformative beauty of food, girls, and poetry. In time, he discovers that his beautiful home hides a shocking secret about Dulcie’s great love, and the two embark on a journey that will open Dulcie’s own heart and reconnect her with the world.
The film is being produced by Charlotte Walls and Emily Bartellot for Catalyst Global Media (Find your feet), which produced the film with support from Beta. Amy Roberts (Call the midwife) is adapting the screenplay and Bonham Carter is also an executive producer. The shooting is being done by the end of this year.
Helena Bonham Carter says: “offing It represents the idea that meeting the right person can change your life forever. Dulcie teaches Robert how to live – everyone needs a Dulcie Piper in their life! And Robert, after uncovering Dulcie’s secret, leads her to peace. From the beginning I wanted Jessica Hobbs on board. He is so brilliant with the characters and is strict about being authentic following the psychological and emotional story. If we can succeed in capturing a glimpse of Benjamin Myers’ novel, the picture will be beautiful and life-enhancing. In Jessica’s hands I have no doubt we will.”
Jessica Hobbs commented: “When I first read the book, Helena Bonham Carter was immediately present as Dulcie. She is so unapologetically, delightfully, who she is, as Dulcie. What the film ultimately conveys is the power of friendship, of creativity, of most A profound and timely meditation on healing in unexpected ways. I am excited to have the opportunity to work closely with Helena since we were last together. the crown. She is a spectacular actress and a director’s dream.
Tassilo Hallbauer, Beta Cinema’s Head of Sales & Acquisitions, added: “We immediately felt strongly about this ultra-modern, heartfelt and funny period drama. The characters, the language, the unassuming nature of our heroine make this film hugely contemporary and relevant. offing Incredibly charming, highly entertaining and truly uplifting – just what audiences around the world want to see right now.”
King’s Speech And Alice in Wonderland Star Bonham Carter is set to begin filming in the lead role tubeNew series from who is the doctor Showrunner and It is a sin Produced by Russell T. Davis.
A novel by Benjamin Myers gallows It won the Walter Scott Award for Historical Fiction and is being adapted as a six-part TV series co-produced by the BBC and A24, directed by Shane Meadows.