'Sex' sextet set for U.K. biopic
Naomie Harris, Ray Winstone join castLONDON -- Naomie Harris, Ray Winstone, Olivia Williams, Toby Jones, Mackenzie Crook and Noel Clarke are ready for some "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll."
The sextet have joined the cast of Mat Whitecross' Ian Dury biopic, which stars Andy Serkis as the singer-songwriter.
Crippled by polio at age 10 and told he would amount to nothing, Dury went on to become one of the founders of the British punk movement in the 1970s, producing a string of hits including "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll."
Harris has signed to play Dury's girlfriend, while Winstone will play the singer's father.
Paul Viragh penned the script, which has attracted backing from Prescience, Aegis, the U.K. Film Council and Lip Sync. Damian Jones is producing.
Worldwide sales are being handled by Odyssey Entertainment, and Entertainment Film Distributors have pre-bought U.K. rights to the film, which began shooting here this week.