Brian Cox, Matthew Goode and James Nesbitt have joined the cast of Woody Allen's upcoming UK film.
The trio will appear alongside Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers when principal photography starts July 12th on location in and around London.
Financial partners in the film include BBC Films, Magic Hour Media, Thema Production and Invicta Capital, with the Bank of Ireland as principal bank. The financing was structured by Wiley and Darwin, with Kami Naghdi of Bird & Bird as principal legal advisor. International Sales will be handled by Hanway Films.
The production comes during a busy summer for UK production, even if levels fail to hit last year's record volume. Other high-profile titles in pre-production include Tim Burton's Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, with Johnny Depp, and Goal!, although a new director is yet to be confirmed following Michael Winterbottom's surprise exit. Also readying to shoot from September is Charles Sturridge's Lassie, which has Entertainment Film Distributors on board for the UK.
Meanwhile, David Cronenberg is set to shoot London Fields for Tartan Films and Muse Productions, while Paul Mayeda-Berges is readying Mistress Of Spices. Other high-profile directors with UK-qualifying films include Roman Polanski (Oliver Twist) and Robert Altman (Paint). Additionally, Adrian Noble will direct Anthony Hopkins and Meg Ryan in Papa, while Merchant Ivory Productions is shooting The White Countess from autumn in China and Italy.
In production are Warner Bros' Batman Begins and Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, while larger scale indie projects shooting include Ask The Dust, with Colin Farrell and Salma Hayek, and The Constant Gardner, starring Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz.
On the popular location of the Isle of Man, Impact Pictures has just started shooting The Dark. The island tax haven is also involved with another current production, On A Clear Day.
Amongst the biggest indie productions currently in front of the cameras is The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, while Working Title Films has Nanny McPhee rolling.
Post-production is even busier, with Alexander, Brothers Grimm and Kingdom Of Heaven amongst the biggest titles keeping post houses in work.
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