Bernard Rose’s Boxing Day, starring Danny Huston and writer/actor Mathew Jacobs, is set to shoot in the mountains of Colorado in early December.
Rose’s adaptation of Tolstoy’s short story Master And Man (the director’s fourth Tolstoy adaptation) follows a limo driver and his passenger who get stuck in the Colorado mountains.
Rose wrote the script and will direct, DOP and edit. Luc Roeg (Independent) and Naomi Despres (Artina Films) produce with finance also coming from UKFC and private equity.
Boxing Day will be the third of Rose’s films to star Huston. The director also reunites with Mathew Jacobs, who appeared in Mr Nice and wrote Rose’s feature debut Paperhouse.
Speaking to Screen, Rose also revealed that he is adapting the Will Self novel, The Book Of Dave. Rose has been in contact with Self and is currently “looking for a home” for the film, which he wants to adapt as “a big, sci-fi-adventure”.
Self’s novel, set half in the present day, half in a climate change-ravaged future, follows a society that takes a 21st-century cab driver’s rantings for gospel after finding his diary buried in a garden.
Rose’s Mr Nice is currently in cinemas.