Ahead of its European premiere at this year’s BFI Film Festival at the May Fair Hotel Gala on October 11th.
Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Liverpudlian Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award®-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening). Set in the late 70’s, The trailer has all the traditional hallmarks of a heart warming and feel good British comedy as Bening and her Toy boy, Bell embarks on what seems like an innocent relationship of friendship which soon turns into a real life movie romance.
Directed by Paul McGuigan, the film stars Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Vanessa Redgrave, Kenneth Cranham, Stephen Graham, Frances Barber, and Leanne Best.
Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool is released in UK cinemas 17 November 2017
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool Official Synopsis
Liverpool, 1978: What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control. Gloria Grahame was a Hollywood leading lady at the heart of several hit films from the Golden Age of Hollywood, including The Big Heat, It’s a Wonderful Life, In a Lonely Place, and Oklahoma! She won the Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Bad and the Beautiful.