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U.K. actors including Stephen Fry and Game of Thrones stars Paul Kaye and Joss Stone have joined the cast of Tomorrow, a drama being executive produced by Martin Scorsese that began a six-week shoot in London on Monday.
Tomorrow, which will delve into the difficulties faced by soldiers after returning from war, is Scorsese’s first voyage into U.K. cinema and will mark the directorial debut of his longtime script supervisor, Martha Pinson.
“I’m honored to join Martha in her directorial debut,” said Scorsese. “Through her vision, the great cast, and dedicated team, this story will resonate for years to come.”
Pinson, who worked with Scorsese on The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island and Hugo, will direct from a script penned by Stuart Brennan (Age of Heroes) and Sebastian Street (Risen), who are producing alongside Dean M. Woodford.
“The dialogue is brilliant and believable; the reversals and surprises are well placed and powerful,” said Pinson of the script. “The characters and situations are vividly drawn. It explores the difficulty of moving on from losses and injuries, to forge a life, to find sustaining work, and experiencing love.”
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Fry, who is set to play a character closely linked to one of the storylines regarding HIV and AIDS, joins a cast that includes Stephanie Leonidas (Defiance) and Sophie Kennedy-Clark (Nymphomaniac 1 & 2, Philomena).
The film coincides with the end of the U.K.’s combat mission in Afghanistan due to take place this December. British troops will be withdrawn after 13 years of fighting that has so far claimed 453 British lives.
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