John Boyega et Felicity Jones en route vers Borderland
par David Katz
- La troupe de ce thriller sur l’IRA des frères Guard comprend aussi Jack Reynor et Jodie Turner-Smith
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John Boyega (Star Wars) will join an exciting cast of Jack Reynor (Midsommar), Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim) and Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything [+lire aussi :
fiche film]) in Borderland, a 1970s-set thriller based around the British-IRA conflict. It will mark the second feature by Tom and Charles Guard, commonly known as the Guard Brothers. Chris Coen (Funny Games [+lire aussi :
fiche film], The Childhood of a Leader [+lire aussi :
fiche film]) and Rebecca Brown are producing, with Jones as executive producer.
The film follows an Irish paramilitary soldier (Reynor), whose pregnant wife is accidentally murdered by a British SAS sergeant (Boyega) in a border ambush. Reynor’s character is then deployed to head up a new armed-attack cell in London, and uses the opportunity to exact revenge on his wife’s killer.
With the movie described as being in the vein of Michael Mann’s crime epic Heat, the Guard Brothers are also responsible for the screenplay, co-written with BAFTA TV nominee Ronan Bennett (Public Enemies, Top Boy). The filmmakers were inspired by Steven P Moysey’s book The Road to Balcome Street, a detailed study of IRA terror in London.
The team is planning to shoot on location in the UK in early 2021. The UK’s Rocket Science financed the film and is also responsible for its international sales. Endeavour Content is the US sales agent.
The directorial duo, previously known for their DreamWorks-produced horror The Uninvited, said: “Borderland is a vengeance-fuelled chase movie, fusing some pulse-ticking action with a powerful message for our times. We’re thrilled that the script, driven as much by character as it is by plot, has attracted such a first-rate cast.”
(Traduit de l'anglais)
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