FRC News – Off to BIG Screen and ‘Will’ Trailer…
Today I am away from FRC Towers and winging my way up to Empires Big Screen event. So in my absence the Icon world tour is on hold for a week. Have a look at this heart warming trailer…
Eleven-year-old Will Brennan’s (Perry Eggleton) life is turned upside down when his long-absent father (Damian Lewis) reappears with tickets to the 2005 Champions League Final in Istanbul. But when fate intervenes, Will runs away to Istanbul for the biggest soccer match of the year, searching for meaning in a world that seems to have abandoned him.
Starring Damian Lewis (Band of Brothers, and Showtime’s upcoming Homeland), Bob Hoskins (A Christmas Carol, Who Framed Roger Rabbit) and Alice Krige (Chariots of Fire, Star Trek: First Contact) this heartfelt underdog story also features cameos by Liverpool Football Club manager Kenny Dalglish, and superstar footballers Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard.
The Chief Executive of GalataFilm, Taha Altayli, said, “We’re excited to be working with Vertigo which had two Oscar nominated films last year. We know that Vertigo’s expertise will find the audience and acclaim that this fabulous family film deserves.WILL is a co-production between Istanbul based GalataFilm and LA/UK-based Strangelove Films and is an original screenplay by Zack Anderson and Ellen Perry. It is also the feature directorial début film of the Emmy-nominated Perry. Her fellow producers include Altayli and Anderson, Stewart Till, Stephen Moffitt, Mustafa Karahan, Muharrem Gulmez, Timothy Nicholas and Mark Cooper.
This much anticipated film that tells the story of a young boy’s emotional journey across Europe to watch the football team that he loves will be released in the UK on the 21st of October.
I look forward to getting lots of coverage down for you over the next few days for a week of posts next week. Wish me luck FRC fans. It is going to be one hell of a ride!!!