EXCLUSIVE: The former UK soap EastEnders star, who went on to become the Bionic Woman, is set to return to the East End. She’s in negotiations to appear in Turnout, a low-budget Brit love story set in east London. This micro-budget production is due to start filming next month. The director is Lee Sales. George Russo plays a man who foolishly tries to make some quick money on a drugs deal that goes wrong. In the process, he manages to lose his girlfriend (Jaime Winstone), his money and his friends. Young Brit soul singer Plan B co-stars. Executive producer Leo Pearlman describes it as a “twisted love story.”
Private investors are fully-financing this sub-£1 million drama, which shoots for three and a half weeks. DP Films and Fulwell 73 Productions are co-producing. They’ll go out and find a sales agent once it’s in the can. Let’s hope it’s not the usual “you fuggin’ Muppet” East End gangster nonsense.
Pearlman tells me: “These kinds of low-budget films are so execution dependent, but when we were brought the script for this one, it really stood out.”