Punk is 'Cuckoo' for Grant, Fraser


LONDON -- U.K. production banner Punk Cinema, founded and run by director Richard Bracewell and producer Tony Bracewell, has lined up Richard E. Grant, Laura Fraser and Tamsin Greig for RIchard Bracewell's second movie outing, "Cuckoo."

The movie, billed as a thriller about lies, jealousy and betrayal, is set in London and centers on a disgruntled female medical researcher with a rock star boyfriend. She starts hearing noises at night and toys with the idea she might be losing her mind.

Fraser will play lead character Polly while Grant stars as Polly's boss. Other cast includes Adam Fenton and Antonia Bernath.

Punk Cinema burst onto the production scene here with its underground cult hit "The Gigolos," which premiered at AFI Fest 2005 in Los Angeles.

Tony and Richard Bracewell will produce "Cuckoo," which is scheduled to begin shooting in December on location in London and Norfolk.

Richard Bracewell said that he wrote the screenplay while renting a small flat in south London with his heavily pregnant partner, which fueled the script idea.