A new feature by director Michael Winterbottom, a crime thriller starring Martin Compston, as well as Catherine Corsini’s latest drama are among this week’s highlights on Screenbase.
Michael Winterbottom [pictured] is currently preparing production for his latest endeavour Paul Raymond’s Wonderful World of Erotica (working title), which is being adapted by Matt Greenhalgh from Paul Willet’s biography Members Only: The Life And Times Of Paul Raymond. Raymond was the UK’s first strip club owner and also the publisher of men’s magazines Men Only, Mayfair and Razzle before becoming a property magnate. Steve Coogan is lined up to star and Film4 and Revolution Films are jointly producing.
July 4 will see shooting kick off for Piggy, the debut feature of Kieron Hawkes. The crime thriller, with Martin Compston in the lead role, centres on a young man who is persuaded to avenge his brother’s killing by the brother’s shady friend Piggy. Leo Pearlman and Danny Potts of Fulwell 73 and DP Films respectively are producing.
Principal photography will also commence in Paris in July (1) on Catherine Corsini’s 3 Worlds, starring Clotilde Hesme, Raphael Personnaz and Arta Dobroshi. Benoît Graffin wrote the screenplay about an encounter between three characters whose paths should never have crossed. The $6.9m drama is produced by Pyramide International and France 3 Cinema, and has received financial backing from Canal + and CinéCinéma. Shooting is scheduled to last for 40 days and Pyramide International will release the film in France and handle worldwide rights.