JJ Keith, nominated for an Oscar in 1999 for his short film Holiday Romance, is attached to direct the first feature from UK production outfit Tribeca Films.

Tony Curtis Kissed Me, produced by Matthew Hobbs, is a gritty contemporary drama about a dysfunctional family. It will shoot on location in Preston and Blackpool at the end of this year.

Scripted by James Aden, the project was originally commissioned by Channel Four, and was further developed by FilmFour Lab. Tribeca Films took out the option on the script in May this year.