Searchlight Pictures have announced the full cast and crew for the recently completed feature production ‘See How They Run’.
Directed by BAFTA award-winning director Tom George (This Country) and from producers, Damian Jones and Gina Carter, the film, which is based on an original screenplay by Mark Chappell, will include Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody and David Oyelowo as part of an ensemble of acclaimed stage and screen talent.
The film is set in the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered. When world-weary Inspector Stoppard (Sam Rockwell) and eager rookie Constable Stalker (Saoirse Ronan) take on the case, the two find themselves thrown into a puzzling whodunit within the glamorously sordid theatre underground, investigating the mysterious homicide at their own peril.
Sam Rockwell takes on the role of Inspector Stoppard, a seasoned official who thinks he’s seen it all…until now, while Saoirse Ronan plays Constable Stalker, the indefatigably ambitious rookie on the case.
Adrien Brody plays Leo Köpernick, an unscrupulous film director with a flair for drama, David Oyelowo as Mervyn Cocker-Norris, celebrated writer, charged with adapting the successful stage play into a film.
Ruth Wilson plays Petula Spencer, a West End theatre impresario eager for her starring role, Reece Shearsmith (High-Rise; Inside No. 9) as John Woolf, the esteemed film producer looking to shoot magic adapting a popular stage play to film, Sian Clifford as Edana Romney, Woolf’s wife Shirley Henderson (Stan and Ollie; Southcliffe) as a Dame known to all by name alone.
“Making my debut feature with a company like Searchlight and this incredible cast has been a total dream,” said George. “I’m so excited to bring this thrilling, smart, funny murder mystery to audiences. Doing so with the company behind such brilliant ensemble films as Jojo Rabbit, Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel has really been the perfect fit.”
Shot in historic London locations earlier this year including the Dominion Theatre on Tottenham Court Road, St. Martin’s Theatre in the West End, and the Old Vic Theatre in Waterloo the film will be released in cinemas in 2022.