Mrs Lowry And Son

Source: Joseph Scanlon

Mrs Lowry And Son

Vertigo Releasing has picked up UK and Ireland rights to Mrs. Lowry & Son, the UK drama starring Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall.

The Exchange handles rights on the project here in Cannes and struck the deal with Vertigo.

Adrian Noble, former director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, directed the feature from a script adapted by writer Martyn Hesford from his own stage play. Debbie Gray produced through Genesius Pictures.

Mrs. Lowry & Son is about the relationship between British artist L.S. Lowry, noted for painting scenes of life in the industrial districts of North West England in the mid-20th century, and his mother Elizabeth.

The film was announced this week as the closing night for next month’s Edinburgh International Film Festival.