British crime feature stars Joe Cole, Phil Davis and Alison Steadman.

Control Films and Talent Films have begun principal photography on crime film Peterman, which is being shot on location around Dunstable, UK.

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The feature follows the story of a young junkie (Joe Cole) who is kidnapped by a criminal gang and forced to crack open a safe using skills taught to him by the gang’s former ‘Peterman’ (safe cracker), his deceased grandfather (Phil Davis).

The film also stars Alison Steadman and Peter Bowles as well as Brian McCardie, Kenny Doughty, Stuart Graham and Adam Nagaitis.

The screenplay by Andy Bloom marks the debut feature for director Mark Abraham and producers Darren Pratt and Tim Phillips. 

Phillips recently finished his second collaboration with AIR Productions on their latest film, Keeping Rosy, starring Maxine Peake and Blake Harrison.

Executive producer is Tony Humphreys from Talent Films, who produced Outside Bet starring Bob Hoskins and Jenny Agutter.