Wondrous Oblivion, former PolyGram chief Michael Kuhn's debut UK production through his Soho production company Kuhn & Co, has started shooting with a cast including Delroy Lindo, Emily Woof and newcomer Sam Smith as the star.
Smith, whose credits include BBC TV's Oliver, plays eleven-year-old David Wiseman, a Jewish boy in 1960's England who is mad about cricket. He has to choose between fitting in or standing up for his new friends - a family from Jamaica who move in next door and share his penchant for the sound of leather on willow.
Lindo, whose credits include Heist, The Cider House Rules and Gone In Sixty Seconds, plays dashing neighbour Dennis Samuels. Woof, who appeared in Pandemonium, Velvet Goldmine and The Full Monty, plays David's highly strung mother, while Stanley Townsend, whose credits include In The Name Of The Father and The Snapper, plays his forceful, workaholic father.
Kuhn and Kevin Loader are executive producing, with Jonny Persey producing and Lesley Stewart co-producing. Momentum Pictures will distributed the film in the UK, while Pathe International is handling sales.
Written and directed by Paul Morrison (Solomon & Gaenor), the film continues shooting until October 13th around London and at Shepperton Film Studios. Kuhn & Co launched with The Sin Eater.