Cast revealed to include Stephen Fry, Stephanie Leonidas, Joss Stone, Paul Kaye, Sebastian Street, Stuart Brennan and Sophie Kennedy-Clarke
The cast of Tomorrow, the first British drama to be executive produced by Martin Scorsese, has been uneveiled as the shoot begins in London.
The film, about the difficulty soldiers experience after returning from war, will star Stephen Fry (The Hobbit), Stephanie Leonidas (Defiance), Sebastian Street (Age of Heroes), Stuart Brennan (Risen), Sophie Kennedy-Clark (Nymphomaniac, Philomena), Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones) and Joss Stone (The Tudors).
Six weeks of principal photography has begun across London locations to include Battersea, Borough and Shoreditch, as well as Tedworth House in Wiltshire, home for recovering soldiers, and Spain in October.
The film, produced by London-based Roaring Mouse Productions and Studio 82, marks the feature directorial debut of Martha Pinson, Scorsese’s script supervisor.
Pinson previously directed award-winning short Don’t Nobody Love the Game More Than Me and off-Broadway plays as well as collaborating with Oliver Stone and Sidney Lumet.
She also worked on Scorsese’s films The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island and Hugo.
The script has been written by Stuart Brennan and Sebastian Street who produce alongside Dean M. Woodford. Executive producers aer Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Scorsese.
Scorsese said: “I’m honoured to join Martha in her directorial debut. Through her vision, the great cast, and dedicated team, this story will resonate for years to come.”
Tomorrow explores the difficulty and loneliness soldiers encounter as they attempt to reintegrate back into society having served for their country; moving on from losses and injuries to forge a life, find sustaining work and experience love.
The film is described as “a very personal journey for both writers” and explores issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as HIV and AIDS.
Pinson said: “Tomorrow is a great script. The dialogue is brilliant and believable; the reversals and surprises are well placed and powerful. The characters and situations are vividly drawn. It explores the difficulty of moving on from loses and injuries, to forge a life, to find sustaining work, and experience love.
“This is an acute challenge for a person in their mid-late 20’s, which has not been extensively explored. For an injured veteran or someone who is HIV positive it is colossal.”
The project is working with charity ‘Help for Heroes’ to collaborate in building a national awareness campaign for the film.