Joe Cole and Phil Davis are starring in crime film Peterman, while shooting is about to finish on The Pilgrim: The Best Story of Paulo Coelho.

Shooting has just commenced in Dunstable on Mark Abraham’s Peterman, which follows the story of a young junkie (Joe Cole) who is kidnapped by a criminal gang and forced to crack open a safe using skills taught to him by the gang’s former ‘Peterman’ (safe cracker), his deceased grandfather (Phil Davis). Alison Steadman, Peter Bowles, Brian McCardie, Kenny Doughty, Stuart Graham and Adam Nagaitis also feature.  

The crime film is based on the screenplay by Andy Bloom and is produced by Control Films and Talent Films with Darren Pratt and Tim Phillips acting as producer and Tony Humphreys executive producing.

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Principal photography will finish this week on The Pilgrim: The Best Story of Paulo Coelho, directed by Daniel Augusto. The biopic was informed by conversations between Paulo Coelho and producer-scriptwriter Carolina Kotscho. Brazil’s Dama Filmes and Spain’s Babel Films are jointly producing.

The feature has been shooting since early April, first in Rio de Janeiro and then in Santiago de Compostela and stars Paz Vega, Nancho Novo, Ravel, Júlio Andrade and Fabiana Gugli.