Ruby Red Chequer will star Bob Hoskins,French actress Josiane Balasko,and film newcomer Jody Latham (TV's Shameless)in the story of a widower who falls for his foreign neighbour. The Kent-basedshoot will run May 10-June 1.
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"Gypo was aninspired piece of filmmaking so I was thrilled to be approached by Jan andElaine for their second feature," said Greene. "This is a hugely excitingopportunity for Old Vic Productions to extend its production experience tofilm, particularly alongside a producer/director team with such creativedynamism and flair. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship."
CharlesFinch adds, "When I saw Gypo I realised immediately the energy and talent of thisproducer/director duo, and wanted to work with them, thus my involvement in Ruby Red Chequer.These film-makers understand that money is not a barrier and conventions arethere to be broken."
Writer/director Dunn adds, "Coming from a theatrebackground myself, I am absolutely delighted that Sally Greene will be bringingher expertise and profile to the film. Bob Hoskins to star is the icing on thecake. I cast French actress Josiane Balasko, also as a fellow writer/director, trusting thatshe can create something wonderful in the part of a French woman misplaced."
MusicianKT Tunstall will write and record the film's themesong.
Formore on Medb Films, see this week's Screen International.