EXCLUSIVE: Colm Meaney (Con Air, Star Trek), Robbie Gee (Snatch, Small Axe) and Jonas Armstrong (BBC’s Robin Hood, Edge of Tomorrow) have joined the cast of Three Day Millionaire, the first feature film from newly launched UK shingle Shush Films.
The black comedy follows a gang of Trawler-men in Grimsby, UK, who carry out the heist of a lifetime, after being unfairly laid off.
Leading the cast as Curly Dean, the instigator of the heist, is James Burrows (This Is England), who is helped in his mission by Lauren Foster (Holby City), Sam Glen (Coronation Street), Melissa Batchelor (I May Destroy You), Michael Kinsey (Destination: Dewsbury) and Grace Long (A Dark Path). Information on the roles to be played by Meaney, Gee and Armstrong has not yet been disclosed.
Jack Spring (Destination: Dewsbury) is directing from a script by Paul Stephenson.
Spring and Giles Alderson (The Dare, A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life) share ownership of indie production company Shush Films with Andrew Petit and are producing Three Day Millionaire with Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar (Confession, Arthur and Merlin: Knights of Camelot) of Picture Perfect.
“It’s been a really tough couple of years for many,” said Alderson, “so to make the first production out of Shush Films a comedy with a wonderful feel good factor is hopefully the perfect antidote.”
“I’m delighted to be making this film and working with Colm, Robbie, Jonas and the rest of the excellent cast and crew,” added Spring. “The first of many on our slate for Shush Films.”
Meaney is represented by ICM Partners, Accelerate Management, Liebman Entertainment, Bloom, Hergott, Diemer and Brecheen, Feldman, Breimer. Gee is repped by Identity Agency Group (UK); Armstrong by Conway van Gelder Grant (UK). Spring is with Jonny Jones at United Agents in the UK, and managers Larry Robinson and Sam Stevenson at Avatar Entertainment in Los Angeles and London.