LipSync provides investment and post for Mike Leigh’s Turner
Mike Leigh’s untitled period drama about British painter JMW Turner is to benefit from equity investment and post-production from LipSync.
The film – due to shoot later this year – is financed by Film4, Focus Features International, the British Film Institute (BFI) and LipSync Productions.
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LipSync will provide full picture and sound post, VFX and deliverables for the film, which is planned for release in 2014.
The company previously worked with post-production supervisor Polly Duval on Great Expectations, Made in Dagenham and How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.
Duval said: “Working with Mike Leigh is always a uniquely stimulating and collaborative experience in post-production.
“LipSync is already putting together a team for us that is in tune with Mike’s and [Leigh’s DOP] Dick Pope’s objectives – we are delighted by their enthusiasm and shared ambition for the project.”
Timothy Spall has been cast in the lead role of the landscape watercolour artist.