'THE DUKE' HEIST DRAMA
TO SEND JIM BROADBENT AND HELEN MIRREN STEALING
This certainly sounds delightful! As Deadline reveals today, Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren will star in THE DUKE for Pathe! They will play a husband and wife in a movie based on the real-life story of 60 year old taxi driver Kempton Bunton who, in 1961, stole a Goya painting from the
National Gallery in London.
Bunton sent a ransom note saying he would only return the picture on condition that the UK government agreed to provide free TV for the elderly. However, it turned out he was spinning a web of lies, with the full story not emerging for another 50 years. The incident was the first, and still only, theft in the National Gallery’s history.
|Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent will play husband and wife|
'FALLING FOR FIGARO'
PUTS OPERA INTO A ROMCOM
Another delightful project will combine romantic comedy with opera! Danielle Macdonald and Joanna Lumley have been cast in FALLING FOR FIGARO! Set in the fierce world of opera singing competitions, the movie follows Millie (Macdonald), a brilliant young fund manager who decides to leave her unfulfilling job and long term boyfriend behind to chase
her lifelong dream of becoming an opera singer in the Scottish Highlands.
She begins intense vocal training lessons with renowned singing teacher and former opera diva Meghan Geoffrey Bishop (Lumley) and meets Max, another of Meghan’s students, who is also training for an upcoming contest.The movie will feature music from famous operas including The Barber Of Seville, The Marriage Of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Romeo And Juliet, and Carmen.
|Joanna Lumley and Danielle Macdonald will star in the romcom|