Vanessa Redgrave has been cast alongside stars Annette Bening, Jamie Bell and Julie Walters in Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool, the movie adaptation of the Peter Turner novel that has now begun production in Liverpool. Paul McGuigan is directing the script by Matt Greenhalgh (Control, Nowhere Boy).

Based on the memoir by British actor Turner, the pic centers on the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Oscar-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening). Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control. Kenneth Cranham, Stephen Graham, Frances Barber and Leanne Best co-star.

IM Global is co-financing the film and has the international distribution rights, with Lionsgate set to release the pick in the UK in 2017.