Lenora Crichlow, Lily James, Bradley James to Star in Brit Flick 'Fast Girls'
LONDON – A trio of British up and comers, Lenora Crichlow (Being Human), Lily James (Clash of the Titans 2) and Bradley James (Merlin) are to star in Fast Girls, the debut from commercials director Regan Hall.
The London-set sports drama is being put together in time for release ahead of next year’s British capital-set Olympics 2012.
Veteran British producer Damian Jones is producing the project, co-scripted by actor, writer and director Noel Clarke.
Clarke will also appear in the movie alongside Lorraine Burroughs, Phil Davis, Rupert Graves and newcomers Lashana Lynch, Dominique Tipper and Hannah Frankson.
Jay Basu and Roy Williams are the other writers on the project, which has been developed by the British Film Institute.
It is set to shoot later this month.
The script details the story of a streetwise runner who meets an ambitious rich kid athlete whose fierce rivalry reaches breaking point as they strive to make it to the top.
Ealing Metro International is handling sales duties on the title most recently selling it during the American Film Market.
The project is bankrolled by the BFI Film Fund, Studio Canal which pre-bought U.K. rights and Aegis having been developed by the now defunct U.K. Film Council.
Produced by Jones for DJ Films, exec producers are Danny Perkins and Jenny Borgars for Studio Canal and Paul Brett and Graeme Law for Aegis.