EXCLUSIVE: Bernard Hill, Virginia McKenna head MoliFilms comedy.
Principal photography is underway in the UK on comedy-caper Golden Years, produced by MoliFilms Entertainment executive Mark Foligno (Montana, The Rise).
Bernard Hill (Wolf Hall, Lord of the Rings) and Virginia McKenna (Sliding Doors, Born Free) star in the comedy heist film as a retired couple forced into a life of crime after they fall victim to the pensions crisis.
John Miller (Living in Hope) directs from a script he co-wrote with Nick Knowles and Jeremy Sheldon. It marks the feature debut of UK television presenter Knowles, best known for long-running BBC series DIY SOS.
Funding comes from MoliFilms.
Supporting cast includes Sue Johnston (Downtown Abbey), Alun Armstrong (Braveheart), Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Una Stubbs (Sherlock), Phil Davies (Vera Drake) and Brad Moore (The Rise).
Shoot will take place in Bristol and the Cotswolds during March and April.
Former Molinare executive Foligno, an executive producer on The King’s Speech, set up MoliFilms in 2010 with actor-producer Brad Moore.
The company has produced titles including Best Laid Plans, The Rise and Montana.