EXCLUSIVE: WME signed Tom Kingsley & Will Sharpe, the duo nominated for a Best First Feature BAFTA for the existential comedy Black Pond. The film, about an ordinary English family and a Japanese friend who are accused of murder when a guest drops dead at their dinner table, will premiere in the States at SXSW. FILM 4 is developing their next feature, Candide, based on the Voltaire classic. They’re writing and directing. The duo hails from Cambridge, and they were part of the famous Footlights Revue, whose alumni include Sacha Baron Cohen, Richard Ayoade, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson and Julian Fellowes. Kingsley & Sharpe are repped in the UK by Humphrey Ellis-Hill at Independent.
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