EXCLUSIVE: Outlander star Sam Heughan is to play Paul Newman within the untitled biopic of Patricia Neal and Roald Dahl.
Manufacturing wraps this week on the film, which stars Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard) as American actress Neal and Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) as her husband, the British kids’s creator Dahl.
Heughan has joined as display icon Newman who co-starred with Neal in 1963 basic Hud, for which she gained an Oscar and he was Oscar-nominated.
Previously often called An Unquiet Life, the movie charts the early 1960s interval when Charlie And The Chocolate Manufacturing unit creator Dahl and Breakfast At Tiffany’s star Neal retreated to the English countryside to carry up their younger household. The considerably unlikely pair – an in-demand Hollywood actress and a burgeoning kids’s creator – discover their relationship put to the check, and in the end strengthened, by tragic occasions.
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The Align and Goldcrest Options film is being directed by John Hay (Misplaced Christmas) and produced by Atticus Movies with finance from Align, LipSync and Goldcrest. Goldcrest is repping worldwide rights on the film, which scored a handful of pre-sales.
Producer Donall McCusker (The Damage Locker) mentioned, “We’re delighted that Sam has joined us, he’s the proper actor to play Paul Newman and a terrific addition to our already fantastic forged.”
Heughan’s most up-to-date film position was 2018 comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me. He’ll subsequent be seen starring within the fifth season of hit Starz drama Outlander, which airs in February.
The actor was on Jimmy Fallon final night time and performed down rumors linking him to the soon-to-be vacant James Bond position. “I can reveal proper now that I’m not James Bond,” the actor mentioned, earlier than including, “I’m ready for the decision.”
Align, lately launched by Adrian Politowski and Nadia Khamlichi, has workers in London, Brussels and Luxembourg. The agency has backed motion pictures together with Blithe Spirit and Love, Weddings And Different Disasters. LipSyn’s latest post-production investments embody Minimata, Colette and Fisherman’s Buddies.