Hero Fiennes Tiffin Thomasin Mckenzie Katherine Waterston

EXCLUSIVE: The Veterans is launching worldwide gross sales on upcoming UK interval comedy Fackham Hall at Toronto and has unveiled first members of the ensemble forged.

First signings embrace Hero Fiennes Tiffin (The Woman King), Thomasin McKenzie (Last Night in Soho), Emma Laird (A Haunting In Venice) and Katherine Waterston

, who seems on this yr’s TIFF title The End We Start From alongside Jodie Comer and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Written by comic Jimmy Carr in his screenwriting characteristic debut with Patrick Carr and the Dawson Brothers (The Bubble), Fackham Hall pokes enjoyable at conventional interval dramas like Downton Abbey and Gosford Park. The manufacturing is described as being “within the custom of basic joke-a-minute spoof comedies like The Naked Gun collection and Airplane!”.

Fiennes Tiffin will play a brand new porter who embarks on an unlikely relationship with the youngest daughter (McKenzie) of a outstanding UK household. At the identical time, rivalries are spilling over within the Davenport household, led by Lord and Lady Davenport (Waterston) as additionally they climate the epic failure of the marriage of their eldest daughter (Laird) to her caddish cousin.

Bafta-nominated director Jim O’Hanlon is connected to direct. Additional casting is underway and principal pictures will start within the UK in early 2024. 

Fackham Hall is being produced by Kris Thykier (I Give It A Year, KickAss) and Danny Perkins (Greatest Days), beneath their three way partnership comedy label Mews Films.

In the primary important deal introduced throughout TIFF, Bleecker Street has acquired U.S. rights for the movie.

Bleecker Street’s Andrew Karpen and Kent Sanderson are government producing alongside Anonymous Content’s Nick Shumaker and David Levine and Jimmy Carr and Patrick Carr.

The deal was negotiated by Kent Sanderson and Avy Eschenasy on behalf of Bleecker Street with Anonymous Content and CAA Media Finance on behalf of the filmmakers.

“The British Film Industry does two issues very properly. Period drama and comedy. Now we didn’t have time to jot down two films, so we’ve needed to mash the genres collectively… I’m simply barely apprehensive that in case you say Fackham Hall in a complicated English accent it is likely to be misconstrued, hopefully that received’t be an issue,” stated Jimmy Carr.

O’Hanlon, who was Bafta-nominated for 2020 Amazon comedy Catastrophe, praised the “sensible script.”

Fackham Hall is that rarest of uncommon hen’s enamel – a genuinely humorous, fiendishly intelligent interval comedy which even on the web page makes you snort your tea out of a number of orifices directly, while nonetheless making you care vastly for the younger couple on the centre of all of the insanity.“

The Veterans’ TIFF slate additionally consists of Warwick Thornton’s The New Boy, starring Cate Blanchett and Aswan Reid which had its world premiere in Cannes and could have its North American premiere at TIFF in addition to Return to Silent Hill and Jacques Audiard’s Emilia Perez that are each at present in post-production.

Fiennes Tiffin is represented by The Artists Partnership, CAA, Vybe Trybe and Johnson, Shapiro, Slewett and Kole. McKenzie is repped by UTA, Untitled Entertainment and Gail Cowan.  Waterston by LARK, UTA and Silver Lining Entertainment.  Laird by United Agents within the UK, CAA, Anonymous Content, and Yorn, Levine, Barnes, Krintzman, Rubenstein, Kohner, Endlich & Gellman.

O’Hanlon is repped by The Artists Partnership and The Gersh Agency. The Dawson Brothers are repped by Lily Williams at Curtis Brown and Tom Lassally at 3 Arts.  Jimmy Carr by Hannah Chambers at Chambers Management.

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