The Centre of Attention, the London-based contemporary art organisation, is remaking John Schlesinger’s classic film, Darling.
The film, which has been renamed Action Diana, will shoot this summer at a range of locations, including a three-day shoot at Mount Stuart, a neo-Gothic Victorian mansion on the Isle of Bute, off western Scotland.
The original film, which starred Julie Christie, tells the story of an amoral model who sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.
The organisation, led by artists Pierre Coinde and Gary O’Dwyer, will recreate the film, shot for shot, but will star members of the public rather than actors and actresses.
Action Diana will have its world premiere at Abandon Normal Devices festival, a new festival of cinema and digital culture for the Northwest, which will take place in Liverpool from September 23 – 27.