Ecosse Films, CinemaNX, Scottish Screen and HanWay Films announced the project today in Cannes.
Scottish stars David Tennant (Dr Who) (pictured) and Kelly MacDonald (No Country For Old Men, Gosford Park) are pairing for romantic comedy Decoy Bride. Also cast is Alice Eve. Ecosse Films, CinemaNX, Scottish Screen and HanWay Films announced the project today in Cannes.
The Decoy Bride tells the story of a superstar actress, Lara (Eve), who just wants to marry her cute British boyfriend James (Tennant), and believes the sleepy Scottish Island of Hegg is the one place the world’s press won’t find them. But when an ingenious paparazzo tracks them down, the diva must find a decoy bride and thinks local girl Katie (MacDonald) will be an ideal replacement. But when Katie meets James, sparks fly.
The film is directed by Sheree Folkson, whose credits include the Ugly Betty and Casanova. Robert Bernstein and Douglas Rae of Ecosse Films and Paul Ritchie will produce the film. The script was written by Sally Phillips (UK Channel 4’s award winning Smack The Pony) and Neil Jaworski.
CinemaNX will distribute in the UK. The film will shoot this June for 5 weeks partly on the Isle of Man and partly in Scotland. Scottish Screen are funding partners in the film.
HanWay Films is selling the film in Cannes.
“We’re delighted to have brought such exciting British talent to this wonderful film, based on such a truly funny, smart and insightful script,” Robert Bernstein said.
Steve Christian, Chairman of CinemaNX added, “We are thrilled to be working with these partners to bring to UK cinema audiences a big, mainstream commercial project such as this.”