The film, based on the acclaimed documentary Men Who Swim, is directed by Johnny English Reborn helmer Oliver Parker from a screenplay by Aschlin Ditta. Story sees Brydon’s character, Eric, search for a way to win back wife Heather by diving into a world of male synchronized swimming.
Icon Film Distribution will be handling UK and Irish distribution rights. Stewart le Marechal and Anna Mohr-Pietsch of Met Film will produce alongside Maggie Montheith of Dignity Film Finance. Paul Webster and Guy Heeley of Shoebox Films serve as exec producers, alongside Icon’s Ian Dawson, Normal Humphrey and Ben Friendman, Met Film’s Jonny Persey and Al Morrow, Amp Films’ Dylan Williams and Erik Pauser, Freebie Films’ Chris Reed and HanWay’s Peter Watson and Gabrielle Stewart. Casting director is Dixie Chassay.
Brydon was recently seen in The Trip To Italy, with Steve Coogan, and The Huntsman. He is repped by United Agents in the UK.