wild bill uk posterIt’s been a long few months since Wild Bill played to eager audiences at last year’s London Film Festival and Dexter Fletcher’s directorial debut finally makes it to the nation’s cinema screens next month.

Following on from the excellent trailer this is the artwork that will compel the public to pay their hard-earned money and it’s quite right they do too. Often we see an established actor make their debut film only for it fall foul of a critical and commercial kicking. Paddy Considine’s recent success at the BAFTAs proves that this is not always the case and there’s a definite buzz about Dexter Fletcher’s film and we’re hoping to see it do well.

If you want to know what we thought of the film when we saw it last October click here and move your eyes down further for a synopsis and the new poster, released today by Empire.

The film follows Bill Hayward, out on parole after 8 years inside, as he returns home to find his now 11 and 15-year old sons abandoned by their mother and fending for themselves. Unwilling to play Dad, his arrival brings them to the attention of social services.

With the danger of being put into care looming, Dean forces his Dad to stay by threatening to grass him up for dealing. Dean soon connects with Jimmy and through this new bond starts to realize what he’s been missing.

He has a family and a place in the world, but when Jimmy gets into trouble with Bill’s old cohorts, he quickly has to decide what kind of Dad he wants to be. A good one, or a free one.

The film makes its way into UK cinemas on the 30th of March. Time to start booking those tickets I’d say…

Here’s your poster, click for a biggun’

wild bill uk poster