Jude Law To Lead Dark Comedy Don Hemingway
While Jude Law has a great deal of charm and has used it to great effect over the course of his career, he has never been an actor that you could label as a comedian. While he has been known to take parts in more light-hearted movies like Sherlock Holmes, The Holiday and I Heart Huckabees, his greatest performances have been in movies involving strong, heartfelt emotions. That said, it's always great to see a performer who who wants to expand his or her range and give themselves a challenge, and it looks like that's what Law intends to do with Don Hemingway.
THR, reporting out of the Cannes Film Festival, says that the actor has signed on to the dark comedy Dom Hemingway, which has also added Richard E. Grant to the cast. Law will play the titular character, who is an expert safecracker who has spent the last 12 years of his life in prison. After being released onto the streets of London, he decides that it's about time that he gets his due for keeping his mouth shut and not squealing on his partners while spending the decade-plus in jail. Richard Shepard, who is best known for his work on television shows like Girls, Criminal Minds, Ugly Betty and Ringer, will be writing and directing the project. His last movie was the documentary I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale, which came out in 2009, but his last narrative film was 2007's The Hunting Party, starring Richard Gere and Terrence Howard.
Jeremy Thomas’ Recorded Picture Company is producing the film, which is scheduled to begin production in the fall of this year.
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