Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Lyndsey Marshal, Rory Kinnear, Killian
Scott and Sean Harris
London: 16th May 2014 – for immediate release:
Hotly-tipped UK director Adam Smith will make his feature film debut on Trespass
Against Us, a highly original heist movie written by Alastair Siddons,
who will also produce with Gail Egan and Andrea Calderwood of Potboiler
Productions. The film will be Executive Produced by Zygi Kamasa at Lionsgate,
alongside Tessa Ross of Film4 along with Frederick W. Green and Joshua
Astrachan of Animal Kingdom, and Nigel Williams.
Trespass Against Us was
developed and is being co-financed by Film4 with backing from the BFI and
Lipsync, and is scheduled to shoot in the UK this summer. Protagonist
Pictures are handling global sales. The film has been acquired by
Lionsgate in the UK.
A stellar cast is led by Michael Fassbender (X-Men series,
12 Years a Slave) who stars as Chad Cutler opposite Brendan Gleeson (Braveheart,
Gangs of New York), Lyndsey Marshal (The Hours), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall),
Sean Harris (Prometheus), and Killian Scott (‘Love/Hate’).
Infused with action, crime and a strong sense of humour, Trespass
Against Us transports you into a hidden world tucked into a corner
of England’s green and pleasant land. The story is set across three generations
of the rowdy Cutler family, who live as outlaws – hunting
hares, ram-raiding stately homes and taunting the police. As the
letter of the law finally catches up with Chad (Fassbender), he is torn between
the archaic principles of his father (Gleeson) and what he believes is best for
Music for the film will come from electro-duo, The Chemical Brothers
who will write and perform the original score.
Smith has directed music promos for The Streets (Blinded by The
Light, The Irony Of It All) and The Chemical Brothers, most recently
directing music-related documentary The Chemical Brothers – Don’t
Think. He has also directed TV episodes of ‘Doctor Who’,
‘Little Dorrit’ and ‘Skins’.
Alastair Siddons has directed the documentaries Turn It
Loose and Inside Out: The People’s Art Project. Trespass
Against Us is his first feature film.
London-based Potboiler is one of Europe’s most successful production outfits,
which in the last year has finished shooting Anton Corbijn’s A
Most Wanted Man, Biyi Bandele’s Half Of A Yellow Sun, and Alan
Rickman’s A Little Chaos.
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