EXCLUSIVE: Sex Education and Living star Aimee Lou Wood, recently announced for series three of The White Lotus, is joining Nick Frost (Fighting with My Family), Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You), Niamh Algar (Raised By Wolves) and Billy Howle (Under the Banner of Heaven) in crime-thriller Sweet Dreams.
Ahead of the EFM, Metro International Entertainment has boarded worldwide sales on the ensemble project from writer-director Carl Tibbetts (Black Mirror). The team is looking to shoot in October this year with additional casting underway.
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Pitched as “a British Fargo“, the story begins when a local property developer is swindled out of a million pounds, triggering a chain of grisly and murderous events that rupture the fabric of the decaying English seaside town of Claypole. As the bodies pile up and the lies unravel, the promise of a brighter future conspires to bring the lives and ambitions of a few misguided dreamers and petty criminals to a nasty end.
We first told you about the project back in 2020 but it has undergone some cast and production changes since then. Producers remain Matthew James Wilkinson (Yesterday) and Patrick Tolan (T.I.M) for Stigma Films.
Lou Wood made her screen debut on Netflix’s hit series Sex Education, which won her a BAFTA for Best Female Comedy Performance. She recently starred in Oscar nominated drama Living with Bill Nighy.
Also at EFM, Metro will be hosting the market premiere of fantasy drama The Invisibles starring Tim Blake-Nelson and Gretchen Mol, and are continuing sales on Carol Morley’s road movie Typist Artist Pirate King.
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