British film Whole Lotta Sole gets Bacon
Thankfully there's some good, big British production news, this isn't a small budget horror film, oh no, this is a film starring Kevin Bacon, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Sophie Okonedo and James Nesbitt, the film is a comedy about a failed heist in a fish market. What's the title? Whole Lotta Sole.
Yes, there's a big groan there, but the idea of grabbing Bacon next to the excellent home grown talent is a good one and promises much for the film which comes with some strong names behind the scenes too.
Jay Russell, who directed Ladder 49, is set to direct from a screenplay that Terry George, who wrote Hotel Rwanda, and Thomas Gallagher (I may have the wrong one linked there, let me know if I have! - Thank you Sarah for the correction).
The plot, according to ScreenDaily, goes something like this:
The story centres on a botched fish market robbery that leads to the involvement of the local police and a gangster out for revenge.
Apparently it will be very much like a traditional gangster and hostage taking film but with plenty of comedy and heart.
Well I was a little disappointed by the comedy aspect when I first saw Kevin Bacon's name associated with these British stars who are all strong actors in their own right, but the write up seems to suggest that there's a lot more to it than straight comedy, and at least it's not a horror/comedy as Britain seems to have settled into producing for the worldwide market.