Wardour Pictures have been in touch to give us the first look at the new poster from their latest movie, The Hot Potato. As well as the first image, they’ve also given us a heads up of the cast in the new movie.

The cast will include Ray Winstone, Colm Meaney, Jack Huston,David Harewood, John lynch, Phil Davis, Derren Nesbitt, Lois Winstone, Maike Billitis, Jean Louis Sbille and as far as I’m aware, her first movie for Louise Redknapp. It’s directed by Tim Lewiston and is due for release in 2011.

I placed the fill press release below the poster.

Casting is now announced on a new British comedy crime caper

RAY WINSTONE, Colm Meaney, Jack Huston,

DAVID HAREWOOD, John lynch, PHIL DAVIS, Derren Nesbitt, Lois Winstone, Maike Billitis, JEAN LOUIS SBILLE and
Louise Redknapp star in
Filming on location in Belgium and the UK from 27th September

October 2010: Ray Winstone (‘The Departed’, ‘Edge of Darkness’), Colm Meaney (‘Con Air’, ‘Damned United’) and Jack Huston (‘Eclipse’, ‘Outlander’) star in Tim Lewiston’s new British comedy-thriller ‘THE HOT POTATO’, based on real events that took place at the end of the 1960s.  They are joined by David Harewood (‘Blood Diamond’), John Lynch (‘Sliding Doors’), Phil Davis (‘Vera Drake’, ‘Another Year’), Derren Nesbitt (‘Where Eagles Dare’), Lois Winstone (‘Tamara Drewe’), German actress Maike Bilitis, Belgian writer and performer Jean Louis Sbille and, playing Ray Winstone’s young wife, a newcomer to the big screen, singer, model and TV presenter, Louise Redknapp. Principal photography began on 27th September and THE HOT POTATO is being filmed over seven weeks on location in Belgium and the UK.

London. The East End. 1969. One evening, a government research establishment explodes; an event that eventually leads to our heroes, Kenny (Ray Winstone) and Danny (Jack Huston), being in possession of a large lump of Uranium, The Hot Potato, plunging them into the threat of possible radioactive contamination!

With nothing to lose and few options available, Kenny and Danny decide to investigate the value of the ‘potato’ and, to their surprise, find that there is seemingly no end of people willing to pay a high price for it. With this knowledge, Kenny and Danny – ably assisted by Danny’s girlfriend, the beautiful and surprising Carole (Lois Winstone) and shadowed at every turn by the unshakable Harry Fisher (Colm Meaney), right-hand-man of local criminal big-shots – launch themselves on an increasingly dangerous and comedic adventure, in which they meet a diverse cast of colourful characters, all desperate to buy. As offer and counter-offer give way to double and triple cross, the story twists and turns on the way to the exciting and unexpected finale. But who wins and who loses? And what happens to THE HOT POTATO?

THE HOT POTATO is directed, written and produced by Tim Lewiston and produced by Alan Latham, Robert How, Novak Productions SCRL, uFilm sprl and Wardour Pictures Plc. David Rich Jones is the co-producer. Sonita Gale is the associate producer. Executive producer is Anthony Townson.

THE HOT POTATO marks Tim Lewiston’s directorial debut, after more than 40 films over 38 years working in the industry. “It’s wonderfully exciting to embark on my very own first feature. It’s a great story and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to tell it with such a dream cast of international talent,” admits the first-time director. “As Orson Welles remarked, this is the biggest electric train set a boy ever had!”

THE HOT POTATO is a Wardour Pictures Production, a Tim Lewiston film in association with uFilm and LipSync Post Production. Locomotive Group will handle all worldwide sales for The Hot Potato.