Screen can reveal the first image of actor Johnny Harris (This Is England ’86) in upcoming boxing drama Jawbone.
As previously revealed by Screen, Thomas Napper’s feature debut stars Harris (who also wrote the screenplay), Ray Winstone, Michael Smiley and Ian McShane in the story of a former youth boxing champion who, after hitting rock bottom, returns to his childhood boxing club in a bid at redemption.
Music comes from rock icon Paul Weller while boxer Barry McGuigan and trainer Shane McGuigan prepared Harris for the role as consultants on the film.
Mike Elliott produces for Emu Films with executive producers Andrew Eaton (for Revolution Film), Christine Langan and Nichola Martin (for BBC) who have developed the project with Creative England and are financing with LipSync Productions LLP.
Vertigo Releasing will distribute the film in the UK and Independent are selling the film internationally.
Jawbone is currently in post-production.