Terence Stamp and Christopher Eccleston will also star in London to Brighton director Paul Andrew Williams’ comedy drama about a grumpy pensioner who joins a local choir.

Gemma Arterton, Vanessa Redgrave, Terence Stamp and Christopher Eccleston have signed on to star in Paul Andrew Williams Song For Marion, which will start shooting on July 18 in the North East of the UK.

Paul Andrew Williams has written and will direct the London-set comedy drama about a grumpy pensioner Arthur (Terence Stamp) who is reluctantly inspired by his beloved wife Marion (Vanessa Redgrave) to join a highly unconventional local choir. 

At odds with his son James (Christopher Eccleston) it is left to choir director Elizabeth (Gemma Arterton) to try and persuade Arthur that he can learn to embrace life. 

It will be produced by Williams’ production company Steel Mill Pictures, along with Coolmore Productions, and German co-producers Egoli Tossell Film and Film House Germany.

A departure from Williams’ previous gritty dramas London To Brighton and Cherry Tree Lane, the Brit director described the story as being one that is “not only incredibly personal to me, but to many families and generations around the world. To see it brought to life by such an incredible and dynamic cast is not only massively exciting but also totally nerve racking!”