(Written for BritScene)
London-set comedic drama, A Song for Marion, is in final talks with The Weinstein Company to take North American distribution rights to the project, it was reported this week.
Directed and written by Paul Andrew Williams, the film follows a grumpy old man, Arthur, in the North of England whose wife, Marion, is the member of the local choir for pensioners, run by a young music teacher. When Marion finds out she has cancer, Arthur finds himself involved with the singing group where he finds himself on a life-affirming journey. He must now confront his own grumbling persona, embrace life and try to reconnect with his estranged son.
The film, which was included in the 2010 Brit List for best-unproduced screenplays, stars Gemma Arterton, Vanessa Redgrave and Christopher Eccleston and will be with us sometime next year.
The Wienstein’s are clearly hoping that they have another King’s Speech on their hands and are likely to give this highly anticipated British movie an Oscar push, so anticipate a late 2012 release.
Currently in post-production, we are yet to see a trailer or any stills from this light-hearted drama, but we will post more when they are available.