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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.

eOne will release the biopic in the UK.

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