First Look: Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson Find Unlikely Romance in 'Hampstead'

Hampstead Still Exclusive - Publicity - H 2016
Nick Wall

James Norton, Jason Watkins, Lesley Manville and Simon Callow also star in the drama, which Cornerstone is showcasing at AFM.

Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson sit amid the long grass in North London's famed Hampstead Heath in the first-look image for upcoming romance Hampstead.

The film, which also stars James Norton, Lesley Manville, Jason Watkins and Simon Callow, sees Keaton play an American widow who forms an unlikely alliance with Gleeson's character, who has been living on the outskirts of the woods for years, as they battle with property developers using heavy-handed tactics to get their own way.

Hampstead was first introduced to buyers at last year’s AFM by Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder’s Cornerstone Films. This year, they’ll be showing the first clips from the film, which is directed by BAFTA Award-winner Joel Hopkins (Last Chance Harvey) from a screenplay by Academy Award-nominated writer Robert Festinger (In the Bedroom). BAFTA-nominated Robert Bernstein and Douglas Rae from Ecosse Films (Nowhere Boy, Becoming Jane) are producing, with Leon Clarance, Mark Woolley, Laure Vaysse, Jo Monk, Thompson and Gooder exec producing.

Motion Picture Capital has fully financed the film.