Screen’s Stars of Tomorrow are indeed becoming stars of today (hey, that’s probably the point!).
Congrats to Andrew Haigh (SoT class of 2008) whose second feature Weekend just won the audience award at SXSW last week.
The film, an unconventional gay love story, has sold for US distribution to IFC’s Sundance Selects.
Tristan Goligher produced for The Bureau. In SXSW, Haigh said he had a few other projects he’s working on, including a loose re-imagining of a French New Wave classic and a story about a marriage torn apart by a long-lost love.
A UK deal could be close for Weekend, and you can watch the trailer here.
Also, one of our 2009 stars, Zawe Ashton, is among the cast of Elliott Lester’s contemporary police thriller Blitz, which hits UK cinemas via Lionsgate on May 20. She stars opposite Paddy Considine, Jason Statham and Aidan Gillen. (Here’s that trailer.)
Ashton is also starring in Karl Golden’s raver drama Weekender (due out this summer), true-life drama Dreams of A Life, about the mysterious life and death of Joyce Vincent (set for an autumn launch), and she stars opposite Jason Isaacs in new BBC1 series Case Histories (being produced by Ruby Films, adapted from Kate Atkinson’s series of bestselling mystery novels). If that’s not enough, she’s also a playwright and now under commission to the Bush Theatre and Clean Break theatre company.
And remember Stars of Tomorrow 2005? Well that kid Robert Pattinson also seems to be doing well for himself…