Sunday, 13 February 2011
Dougray Scott - United / Marilyn / A Thousand Kisses
Dougray Scott on Playing Arthur Miller and Sir Matt Busby
Dougray Scott admits he jumped at the chance to star as one of his real-life idols.
The Glenrothes-born actor was thrilled to land the role of legendary Scots football manager Sir Matt Busby in BBC Film, United, which dramatises the events surrounding the Munich air disaster on February 6, 1958.
Marilyn explores relationship between Marilyn Monroe and Simone Signoret
Fifty years after her death, Marilyn Monroe remains an object of endless fascination. Later this year Michelle Williams will portray her in the film My Week With Marilyn co-starring Dougray Scott as playwright Arthur Miller.
Todd Solondz, the maverick US indie director of Happiness and Welcome To The Dollhouse, is continuing to cast his spell over buyers.
Solondz’s latest feature Dark Horse (handled by Goldcrest at the EFM) has been sold to Svensk for Scandinavia and and to Village Roadshow for Australia.
Jordan Gelber and Selma Blair star in the film, which is about a thirtysomething toy collector who becomes engaged to a failed academic with disastrous consequences. Mia Farrow, Christopher Walken, Justin Bartha and Donna Murphy are also in the cast. Goldcrest is showing a promo here in the market.
Also on Goldcrest’s Berlin slate is Dana Lustig’s romantic time travel drama A Thousand Kisses, starring Emilia Fox, David Warner, Jodie Whittaker and Dougray Scott.
Whittaker plays Mia, a woman who, returning home from work, witnesses someone leap from a window. Scattered around the woman’s broken, lifeless body Mia discovers shredded pieces from a beloved photograph of herself and her former lover Ludwig (Dougray Scott). Highly unnerved, Mia begs Max (David Warner), the buildings’ all knowing custodian, to let her into the deceased woman’s flat. While inside this strangely familiar place, Mia recognizes the contents as her own.
The film is in post-production. Goldcrest is showing footage at the Euro Film Market in Berlin.
More about A Thousand Kisses
A Thousand Kisses is considered a hot title at the Euro Film Market, according to Deadline.com