Colin Firth and Gemma Arterton (who are also starring in Summerland and Supernova as part of the British Film Festival 2020) are attached to star in the period drama Curtain Call with Anand Tucker directing for Mark Gordon Pictures and Fearless Minds. The film set in 1930s London follows a feared theatre critic Jimmy Erskine (Simon Russell Beale), his loyal assistant (Pappa Essiedu), a newspaper owner (Firth) who wants to get rid of the critic and an actress (Arterton) who has been devastated by the excoriating theatrical reviews.
“Patrick’s script is one of the sharpest and most entertaining I have ever read,” said Tucker. “It’s no surprise it has attracted such an extraordinary cast, and I can’t wait to bring this urgent story to audiences around the world.”
The project was revealed late last week on the final day of the online American Film Market.
Symonds said, “It has been a career highlight to work with Patrick. He has written a truly brilliant and thrilling script and I am delighted to be working with Anand, mark and our wonderful cast to bring the project to the big screen.”
You can see Colin Firth’s latest film with Stanley Tucci Supernova and Gemma Arterton’s Summerland this year at the British Film Festival, for session times, click the film name links!